Our sports, our passions provide a special opportunity to visit thenatural world's wildest places. This tradition began with climber,writer and godfather of conservation John Muir. He was a dirtbag beforehe was an icon. Now, there are members of our community — boaters,skiers and photographers — who are following in Muir's footsteps. Theydon't necessarily come from traditional activist roots, but have chosento take a stand for little places and big ideas. Today, we present threestories. A city girl sheds caution to start a farm. A kayaker becomes a journalist. An adventure photographerforgoes a career traveling the globe to run for office back at home. I am John Muir. You are John Muir. We all have a Yosemite.
Download "The New Conservationists"
(mp3 – right-click to download – contains some expletives)
One of my takeaways from Tools was the appreciation each group had for their volunteers. If you're on the lookout for a worthy organization to support with your time or donation, visit our Environmental Grants Program page. There you can search our current list of grantees by city and state, each is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and in need of your help. You are John Muir. Thank you.
For more information on the music in today's episode, visit The Dirtbag Diaries.
[Radical DBD artwork by Walker Cahall.]