Christine Dennison is currently training for a North Pole endurance ski race sponsored by The Mamont Foundation, which promotes arctic awareness, education, and conservation. The event will be held from April 14-24, 2015 and will begin in Svalbard, Norway and move to the ice camp Barneo. There are four teams of five athletes who will …

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Boasting over 20,000 participants, GirlTrek is explicitly rooted in community and pays homage to the women who have come before them. As the organization’s website puts it: “When Black women walk, things change. When Harriet Tubman walked, things changed. When the women in the Montgomery Bus Boycotts walked, things changed. And when we walk, things will change!”

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Over the decades Page noticed a decline in hand-painted signs created due to the growing popularity of computer generated signage. Jarred by the increasing poverty she saw and the decline of an art form she admired, Page decided in 2004 to sell the signs in the U.S. as a way to generate income for the artists. She hoped the sales would also help prevent a traditional art form from dying out.

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It’s not everyday that you get a chance to talk to botanists at Glacier National Park. Somehow I wound up connecting with three amazing women who are not only botanists, but outdoors enthusiasts, mothers, and authors. Jen Asebrook, Shannon Kimball, and Jen Hintz have worked in Glacier National Park for years, and they were gracious enough to share their thoughts with us during their busiest season.

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A fortnight of consecutive half marathons was only half the “madness” Deborah Beaton cooked up. The 32-year-old Kenyan with startling blue eyes and a Zen demeanor ran the 250 miles through East Africa’s wild, home to rhinos, elephants, zebras, wildebeest, lions, leopards, and cheetahs, to name a few. [divider]The Interview[/divider] Natasha Awasthi: How did this …

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I recently spoke on the phone with Jessica Pociask, the owner and founder of WANT (Wilderness and Nature Travel) Expeditions. In the next year they will be leading trips to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Japan, Baja, Costa Rica, Jordan, The Maldives, Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands, Mongolia, Alaska, Kamchatka, and more. For a little wanderlust, check out the schedule here.

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WISER runs a school in a remote area of Kenya called Muhuru Bay. It started when one of the co-founders was doing research in the area, and she got a note under her door from a 14 year-old girl that said, “Should I stop having sex with the man who is paying my school fees? I’m afraid of getting AIDS.”

Muhuru Bay is very remote. It is a fishing village, and there is a huge cycle of transactional sex, which has resulted in one of the highest rates of HIV in the country and really anywhere in Africa. We estimate that there is 38% HIV prevalence in Muhuru.

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I’d love to hear about your journey, and how that journey led to you starting Soko. My first introduction to Nairobi was when I was studying for my Master’s degree at MIT, and I came to Kenya to develop a social enterprise that involved developing toilets in the informal settlements. It was really through that …

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