Melissa Arnot is probably best known as the first American woman to summit and descend Everest without supplemental oxygen (she’s summited six times in total). In 2012, the death of a fellow mountain guide and friend revealed a problem to her: the loss of a Himalayan high-altitude worker often means the loss of the main source of income for that person’s family. This realization inspired her and David Morton to found The Juniper Fund, which has now provided cost of living grants, vocational training, and small business grants to 48 families. On this episode, she teaches us about creating valuable change, accepting visceral uncomfortability, and fighting against the ‘American view’ of philanthropy.
Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel is a fourth generation runner using her platform to raise awareness and help solve the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. On this week’s episode of Roam from Home, she tells the story of how she turned the practice of running into a force for good in her community, brings up frightening statistics about the effects of white supremacy on native populations, and explains how you can help her make a difference.
National Geographic Photographer and Alpinist Cory Richards joins CJ and Terry to kick off our effective altruism season of Roam from Home. We discuss turning the solo act of climbing into a way to connect with the world, the power of photography in promoting activism, and what he’s learned from talking openly about his struggles with mental health.
FEELING LIKE WE ARE IN A BIND WITH CURRENT PUBLIC LANDS POLICY? WELL, THERE MAY STILL BE HOPE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. WE BRING YOU ANOTHER ACTIVIST TOOLKIT EPISODE FOR YOUR EDIFICATION: A CONVERSATION ON THE CLIMATE OF PUBLIC LANDS POLICY.
ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT WHERE OUR COUNTRY IS HEADING? DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BUT AREN’T SURE WHERE TO START? THIS ELECTION IS A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN. WE JUST PUT THIS VOTERS EDITION TOGETHER TO MOTIVATE YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE RESPONDING TO THE ISSUES WE FACE. THESE ARE THE INFLUENTIAL ACTIVISTS URGING US TO SHOW UP TO THE POLLS, EDUCATING US ON HOW OUR VOTE CAN HELP SAVE THE PLANET, AND PUTTING PEOPLE IN OFFICE WHO WILL HELP US PROTECT IT.
A CONVERSATION WITH ENDURANCE ATHLETE, ACTIVIST AND PATAGONIA AMBASSADOR, LUKE NELSON. LUKE HAS FOUND MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO ENJOY THE WILD PLACES OVER THE SPAN OF HIS LIFE. AS A TRAIL RUNNING AMBASSADOR FOR PATAGONIA, HE CHANNELS HIS ATHLETICISM INTO RUNNING EXPLOITS AROUND THE WORLD. TODAY WE’LL RECAP HIS LATEST RACE AND DIVE INTO THE DEEP END OF THE PAIN CAVE AND TALK TOOLS OF RESILIENCE. FROM THERE WE’LL PUSH A LITTLE DEEPER AND TALK FINDING INSPIRATION AND BALANCE IN HIS ROLES OF ATHLETE, FATHER, HUSBAND, PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT, AND NOW A PASSIONATE ACTIVIST. IN THIS EPISODE, WE’LL TAKE YOU FROM THE HIGH SUMMITS OF THE ALPS, DOWN TO THE WILD RIVERS OF IDAHO, AND INTO A PRISTINE CORNER OF PATAGONIA.