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- A dream job that requires unplugging? SatelliteInternet.com is hiring someone to take a digital detox for two nights in Joshua Tree National Park and then report on their experience using a satellite internet connection on the third night. The winner will get $1,000 to give up technology for a weekend and will also get to spend time in a sweet Airbnb. Applications are open until Aug. 26.
- The North Face announced the 2019 Explore Fund Grant recipients, welcoming a new class of 42 organizations. This year’s class includes Eagle Mount Bozeman, an organization that provides therapeutic recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and young people with cancer, and the Atlanta Audubon Society, which will engage Historically Black College & Universities in Georgia through outdoor programming. Here's the full list of recipients.
- Mystery Ranch is expanding into the international marketplace, with new partnerships across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, according to a press release.
- Speak for the trees: You have until Aug. 12 to comment on President Trump's plan to remove public input from the U.S. Forest Service's decision-making process.
- Bonding in National Parks: A grandmother and her grandson are embarking on a journey through the National Parks after the 89-year-old confessed she had never seen a mountain or the ocean.
- Go: Protect Our Winters and Alpine Science Institute of Central Wyoming College are raising money at a benefit concert headlined by Portugal. The Man. Midsummer Melt is on Aug. 12 at The Center Theater in Jackson, Wyoming. “I can’t understand how climate change became such a political lightning rod; our planet is changing and we all need to do something," said John Gourley of Portugal. The Man. "We see it back home in Alaska where there are so many communities whose ways of life have virtually disappeared due to climate change. We need to change the way we think and get involved in fixing it."
- Alex Honnold joined 1% for the Planet as an individual member, which means he's committed to donating at least 1 percent of his annual salary to environmental nonprofits. "...[I]t makes total sense for each of us individually to contribute any way that we can. And, 1% is definitely not too much to give back for the health of our planet,” Honnold said.
Plus, lots of retail news:
- Kirkhams Outdoor Products, a tent and gear maker in Salt Lake City, Utah, is moving to a new shop, where they'll focus on Springbar tent manufacturing and repairs.
- Mountain High Outfitters is opening its eighth store in Alabama this fall. “It has been a long time coming and we feel that The Shoppes at EastChase and the city of Montgomery are a great place to spread the MHO movement and be a part of the active, outdoor and everyday lifestyle," said Christopher Groom, Founder/CEO.
- Arc'teryx is opening a store in the Mall of America.
- The outdoor retailer chain, Sierra, is opening its second Wisconsin location in Brookfield this weekend.