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The current situation of our planet and the news we hear every day cause so much anxiety to people. Most of us are willing to do something to help but some just don’t know where to start and often think that their actions won’t matter to change anything anyway.In reality, we are all imperfect advocates for climate change. Every individual action matters but it won’t matter enough to stop climate change unless it is collective and it reaches the government and the corporate levels. We have to keep going and take these actions, no matter how small we think they are. If we have more people who take initiative to be leaders in their communities, imagine what a different place we could be in.In this episode, Dakota Jones of Footprints Running talks about how important it is for every one of us to take action to make a change. He shares their missions at Footprints Running, the activities they are doing during camps, and how you can get involved.Listen up and learn more.Episode 13 at a glance…Dakota Jones’ backgroundThe overview and mission of Footprints Running and their running campsHow Dakota’s early years and upbringing connected him to the outdoorsDakota’s pathway to what he’s doing nowHow surviving difficult things gives us a sense of fulfillment and purposePeople as imperfect advocatesBringing people into the solutionThe overwhelming news and climate change anxietyMotivating everyone to get involved and make an impactDakota’s first camp experienceThe process of application and camp activities overviewWillingness to fail to make progressHow Dakota found and got mentors for FootprintsDakota’s call to actionUntil the next episode!Today’s Guest:Dakota Jones is the founder and executive director of Footprints Running. Footprints Running develop leaders in climate action. Their camps combine environmental education with direct action.Connect and know more about  Dakota and Footprints Running here:Website: https://www.runfootprints.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/footprintsrunning About the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
Every person should have the right and the opportunity to engage in conversations about the world that we live in and the issues that we encounter. This opens up a lot of possibilities and solutions that we can work out together to have a better world for us and the next generations to come.In this episode, Ross Reid of Nerdy About Nature talks about the platform he is creating and the content he is making. He shares a lot of his knowledge and insights about the things that we can do to start and make an impact.Listen up and learn more.Episode 12 at a glance…Ross Reid and Nerdy About NatureRoss’ experience in advocating with indigenous people against salmon farmingMaking conversations about the environment accessible to everybodyWorking together to fix society’s problemsWhere should people start to make a move or an impactLearning from and empowering indigenous nationsThe concept of Anthropocene How we’re all ecological beingsWhere Ross’ passion and knowledge about nature came fromHow Ross comes out with his topics and makes content about itThe current issues at hand in CanadaOld-growth forests and second-growth forestsCalls-to-action for everyoneWhat does keeping nature wild mean for RossUntil the next episode!Today’s Guest:Ross Reid is the founder of Nerdy About NatureNerdy About Nature is a platform where Ross documents and shares observations and fun facts about the natural world.Connect and know more about  Ross Reid and Nerdy About Nature here:Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nerdyaboutnature Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/nerdyaboutnature Website: https://www.nerdyaboutnature.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nerdyaboutneature Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdyaboutnature Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NerdyAboutNature Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/nerdyaboutnature  About the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
Every person of every color should have a chance to experience the outdoors comfortably. It’s just beautiful to have a safe space where people from different cultures and backgrounds could come together, explore, and connect through nature.In this episode, Bri interviews Raquel Gomez, the founder of Atabey Outdoors. She talks about what made her come up with the idea of creating Atabey Outdoors and its vision. She also shares some of her beautiful experiences exploring the outdoors with the girls and the next years for Atabey Outdoors.Listen up and learn more.Episode 11 at a glance…Raquel Gomez and Atabey OutdoorsHow Raquel was introduced into the outdoors as a kid and her early outdoor experiencesThe root of  propelling Atabey Outdoors to creation-What it’s like for Raquel to be the only person in color in the spaceThe meaning of Atabey and the origin story of Atabey OutdoorsThe next 2-5 years for Atabey OutdoorsGetting support for Atabey’s first activitiesGrand Canyon camping experienceThe memories after every adventureWhat does keeping nature wild mean for RaquelUntil the next episode!Today’s Guest:Raquel Gomez is the CEO and founder of Atabey Outdoors.Atabey Outdoors is a non-profit organization committed to providing fun and safe outdoor experiences for black, indigenous, and youth of color.Connect and know more about  Raquel and Atabey Outdoors here:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atabeyoutdoorsWebsite: https://www.atabeyoutdoors.com E-mail Address: hello@atabeyoutdoors.comAbout the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
What can we do to lessen our footprints and help the environment even in a small way?The more products we consume, the more wastage we dispose of. Every order we make, especially those that are delivered needs packaging and we all know packaging goes to waste. Imagine how much garbage we are producing. How can we address this growing concern?In this episode, Meghan Olson gives a picture of what Mushroom® Packaging is, what it is made of, and how it could make a big impact on Earth. She shares how much waste the use of this technology is preventing. Learn about this wonderful innovation of compostable packaging materials and the other potential products that can be developed from grow-it-yourself kits.Have a listen!Episode 10 at a glance:About Meghan Olson and the focus of Mushroom PackagingWhat mycelium and hemp hurds are and the composition of mushroom packagesThe history of Mushroom Packaging and its foundersWhat Ecovative is as a company and how Mushroom Packaging fit into itWhat do Grow-it-yourself Kits look like and where people can find themThe mycelium strains Ecovative usesStories from clients with their Grow-it-yourself KitsThe incredible facts about home compostabilityHome compostability of Mushroom Packaging and how much waste it preventsThe growing demand and interest for Mushroom Packaging and the company’s future projectsMeghan’s view on how mycelium and mushrooms can change the worldUntil the next episode!Today’s Guest:Meghan Olson is the manager at Mushroom Packaging-Ecovative Design.Mushroom® Packaging is created to combat styrofoam wastes and it has created a new compostable packaging material by growing mycelium together with agricultural matter. Connect and know more about Meghan and Mushroom Packaging here:Websites: https://www.mushroompackaging.com https://www.ecovative.com https://grow.bio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mushroompackaging About the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
Involve those who matter, but the question is, who really matters?The most important voices to be heard are the voices of those who are directly impacted by what is happening. The communities being affected shouldn’t be an outside party but should be brought to the table of decision-making.In this episode, Amber Reimondo, Energy Director of Grand Canyon Trust talks about how she started to be aware of what’s happening around her and how it got her to what she’s doing today. She also shares her knowledge of the impacts of mining on Native and Indigenous communities and her experience of working with different people in society.Listen up and understand more.Episode 9 at a glance:Amber’s background and what got her interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in environmental and national resourcesThe biggest changes Amber saw around her townAmber’s career exposure in conservation projects Working with conservative people or people you don’t agree withAmber’s first experience  at the Grand Canyon and Colorado riverColorado Plateau, and the Grand Canyon TrustUranium mining and its dangersBringing the impacted community members to the table of decision makingThe ways people can help the impacted communitiesUntil the next episode!Today’s Guest:Amber Reimondo is an Energy Director at Grand Canyon Trust.Grand Canyon Trust is an environmental non-profit organization that's focused on safeguarding the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau while supporting the rights of native people.Connect and know more about Amber and Grand Canyon Trust here:Website: https://www.grandcanyontrust.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberreimondo Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amberw229 Find out how you can donate here: https://www.grandcanyontrust.org/donate About the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
Some species are better left where they are. Otherwise, it can cause more harm than good.Knowledge and research are very crucial for people who want to get into gardening. We all have good intentions to keep nature beautiful but altering its natural ecosystem without doing research can do more harm than good in the long run.In this episode, Jordan Charisma talks about his journey into butterfly gardening. Get valuable knowledge on invasive species and advice for people who want to venture into gardening.Listen up and learn more!Episode 8 at a glance:How Jordan got into exploring the outdoors and natureWhy Jordan chose to focus on butterfliesWhat an invasive species is and why it is dangerousThe difference between non-natives that are invasive and non-invasiveThe importance of researching non-native speciesHow Jordan helps people start their journey into butterfly gardening and learning about wildlifeWhat Jordan wants people to be more aware ofThe most valuable lesson Jordan learned from his focus and learning on gardeningHow Jordan discovered what works on TikTok and the interactions in this platformPaving the way in the industry as a Black manUntil the next episode!Today’s Guest:Jordan Charisma is an avid pollinator and butterfly gardener with a vast knowledge of native plants and invasive species.Connect and know more about Jordan Charisma here:https://www.instagram.com/jpcharisma https://www.twitter.com/jpcharisma https://www.tiktok.com/@jpcharisma https://www.facebook.com/jpcharisma https://www.youtube.com/c/jpcharisma About the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
Learning about the different climate and equality issues around us makes it easier for us to unpack and understand what is happening on a global level. This deep understanding also makes people want to do something to make an impact in the best ways that they can to make a better future for everyone.In this episode, Bri interviews Diandra Marizet, the Co-Founder of Intersectional Environmentalist. She discusses the meaning of intersectional theory and how Intersectional Environmentalist started. She also shares her journey in IE, what it looks like now, and some of their future plans for it.Listen up and learn more!Episode 7 at a glance.Diandra's background and how she got to her current field.How Diandra's fashion background ties into her interest in passionate environmentalism.The most vulnerable and underrepresented communities in industry developments.The best way to show up and make an impact.What intersectional theory is and how Intersectional Environmentalist got its name.The people that inspire Diandra while working in IE.The parts of IE that Diandra is most passionate about and launching Earth SessionsWhat IE looks like now and rounding up the experiences and learnings doing it.Experiencing disconnections with some people that IE engages with.Until the next episode!Today’s Guest:Diandra Marizet is a co-founder of Intersectional Environmentalist.Intersectional Environmentalist is an inclusive form of environmentalism advocating for the protection of all people and the planet.Connect and know more about Diandra and Intersectional Environmentalist here:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diandramarizethttps://www.instagram.com/intersectionlenvironmentalistWebsite:https://www.intersectionalenvironmentlist.comYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIOWjfj7sVODZTmCeGPS9gAAbout the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host. And together, we pick up one pound of trash for every product sold.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
There are a lot of things for us to learn from nature. The more we learn and recognize the real problems around us, the more we care about them. This is thinking beyond ourselves and being the seeds for change for future generations.In this episode, Bri speaks with Dr. Lydia Jennings, an environmental scientist, and soil microbiologist, about her journey into what she's doing now, some of her experiences with nature as a trail runner, and the Will Run For Soil movement. She also shares about the community of native and Indigenous people and how Run to Be Visible was made.Listen up and understand more.Episode 6 at a glance:Dr. Lydia Jennings’ meandering pathway to her science career.Thinking bigger beyond oneself and into the future generations.Enjoying and engaging with nature as trail runners.How learning more and more about nature makes us care more.Being on the land is being with the land.The many things we can learn from the indigenous and native cultures.The Will Run For Soil movement, the teachings from the journey, and future goals of the movement.Dr. Jennings running on behalf of Wings of America.Being faced with tribes wanting to have their land back.Recognizing how unsafe native women are.Making the community safe which makes it safe for the future.About Run to Be Visible and honoring the people that came along Dr. Jennings’ journey to where she is now.Keeping nature wild is paying respect to it, caring for it as a relative, and doing your best to protect it.Until the next episode!Today’s Guest:Dr. Lydia Jennings is a soil microbiologist and environmental scientist and one of the masterminds behind Will Run For Soil.Will Run For Soil is a documentary film that is the first step in a movement to change the way people talk and think about soils.Connect and know more about Lydia Jennings and Will Run For Soil here:Website: https://www.nativesoilnerd.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/llcooljennings Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willrunforsoilTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/1nativesoilnerdAbout the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host. And together, we pick up one pound of trash for every product sold.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
Seeing a lack of people you identify with within the outdoors should not discourage you to be there and explore. Instead, it should encourage you to be the lamplighter within your circle and influence people about the things that the outdoors can do for us.In this episode, Bri talks with Caziah about his journey to the outdoors. He shares his experiences of starting to work with a community where there is not a single person who looks like him and becoming more comfortable with his own skin being in the outdoors. He also touches on some of his new projects.Listen up and learn more.Episode 5 at a glance:The miscommunications between Black and White people that led to a lack of diversity in a community.How a lack of representation feels like a lack of invitation. An important role in progression played by diversity, inclusion, and belonging.Caziah's goal of being the example he never saw.The importance of knowing what you are signing up for even if you are the only one in your circle.Being the lamplighter within your circle.Not letting a lack of an invitation to stop you and a lack of numbers, in the beginning, discourage you.Redefining influence.The danger of turning nature into a vice rather than a healthy escape.Caziah finding comfort in his own skin being in the outdoors also made him comfortable with his musicality and interests.Caziah's perspective of keeping nature wild is the preservation of its sacredness.Until the next episode!Today’s Guest:Caziah Franklin is a musician and an outdoor adventurer.Connect and know more about Caziah here:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caziahfranklinCaziah's EP: The Cedars Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3SnIZHDiPnMOcowDEiNUjqApple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-cedars-ep/1596656435Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/Cedars-Caziah-Rashad-Franklin/dp/B09MC5JNGVAbout the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host. And together, we pick up one pound of trash for every product sold.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
It is useful to know and understand the climate normal in your area to know and understand the changes that are happening there.In this episode, Bri interviews GIS specialist Landen Matechuk about the data they collect and how to communicate it with people who use it, and the impact it makes. He shares valuable knowledge about the ecosystem’s resilience and the part it plays in nature conservation despite the disturbances brought about by people.Listen up and understand more.Episode 4 at a glance:The measure of ecosystem’s resilience and its importance.The impact of diversity in the ecosystem.The dangerous impact of development and removal of vegetation along stream beds.Why Landon’s type of work exists and what it does.Focusing on what is happening in your community.Paying attention to where your resources are coming from.Why we all need to do our part.Why our consumption of things should be done with intent and mindfulness.Keeping nature wild is when you're out experiencing nature and taking part in activities that are only made possible through conservation and protection.Until the next episode!Today’s Guest:Landen Matechuk is the Founder and Head GIS Specialist of Cedar Shore Consulting.Cedar Shore Consulting provides services such as Data Analysis, Mapping, and Modeling, and IT consulting.Connect and know more about Landen and Cedar Shore Consulting here:Website: https://cedarshoreconsulting.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/landen-matechuk-b80025185/?originalSubdomain=caAbout the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host. And together, we pick up one pound of trash for every product sold.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
Stewardship is not always about massive projects, sometimes, it’s encouraging others to do little things that make a great impact.In this episode, Bri sits with Phill Monson, Founder of Adventure Responsibly and they talk about his life’s purpose of promoting outdoor awareness and encouraging engagement in outdoor stewardship. He shares the B attitudes of the outdoors.Listen up and learn more about this worthy cause.Episode 3 at a glance:How Phill always had close access to the outdoors which caused outdoor principles and awareness to be ingrained in him since childhood.The direct correlation of being prepared with conservation in outdoor experience and the massive rippling effect of it.The greatest threats of access to the outdoors. The importance of having a reason for existing that is greater than yourself.Phill’s why and what in what he does.The difference between passion and being purpose-driven.Being connected to nature by serving it.How doing a little every day can create a big impact and change.The B attitudes of the outdoors.Instilling principles to younger generationsKeeping nature wild is to pass on what we are enjoying currently. To put nature first, think about yourself second, and think how you would leave it better for the next generations.Until the next episode!Today’s Guest:Phill Monson is the founder of Adventure Responsibly.Adventure Responsibly believes in encouraging people to enjoy the Great Outdoors responsibly and to Leave It Better. The way they do this is through design, messaging, and social impact.Connect and know more about Phill and Adventure Responsibly here:Website: https://www.adventureresponsibly.coInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/phillmonsonhttps://www.instagram.com/adventureresponsiblyAbout the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host. And together, we pick up one pound of trash for every product sold.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
Nature, in its unadulterated state, effectively provides us with all the essential needs for living, and it is our responsibility to take care of it and preserve it for the next generations. In this episode, Bri chats with Ash Davidson, Author of Damnation Spring. Ash shares her inspiration in writing her book and how it started with her interest in herbicides, fueled by where she grew up and their reliance on the creek for drinking water.Join us in the campfire as we talk about this wonderful story.Episode 2 at a glance:How the book started with a curiosity that led Ash to do some research on herbicides. Issues of environmental regulation and how people have their reasons for thinking about it the way they do. The herbicides today are different, but the issues are the same, environmental contaminants and their effects on humans, animals, and plants.The characters of the community in the book and the barriers in reaching out to their elected officials as their families focused mainly on making ends meet. The fascinating revelation of studies that plants warn each other when disease or insects are coming.Today’s Guest:Ash Davidson is the author of the book Damnation Spring. She was born in Arcata, California, and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.Damnation Spring has been called a best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek, Kirkus, the Chicago Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, and BookRiot, a best California book of the year by the New York Times, and a Washington Post notable book.Connect and know more about Ash and Damnation Spring here:Website: https://www.ashdavidson.netInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashdavidsonwriter/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host. And together, we pick up one pound of trash for every product sold.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
What better way to start a mission-oriented podcast than to share the story behind why and how it came about?In this pilot episode of Warm-up Podcast, Bri sat down with the founders of Keep Nature Wild, Cameron Jarman and Sean Huntington, in campfire-like storytelling of why and how Keep Nature Wild started and grew to this huge purpose-driven company.Join us as we Keep Nature Wild and our conversations campfire-warm.Episode 1 at a glance:How Keep It Wild went from a fun little hiking group to a giant hiking group with a community of people who wanted to be stewards, go outside and live by example.How they started with just a couple of t-shirts that were hiking and Arizona-inspired, and they used it as a catalyst to see what the community wanted. The collaboration of community-driven effort and partnership with a couple of companies to sponsor events.What effective volunteering must be.Working alongside the community members, meeting people, making friends, and just having fun as a community rather than sending dollars to someone else.How the people that join the Wildkeeper get to own a part of their local area where they become responsible for keeping it clean for the next couple of months.Why once you're a Wildkeeper, you're always one, and you can't unsee trash when you see one.How the name Keep Nature Wild is not just a name but instead a call to action and a lifestyle.How it started from 2018 to now having a warehouse and a community with more than 50,000 members from different countries.The story of how during the early days of COVID, the company tried to connect to other brands and did cross-promotion of brands to continue supporting the community. How they thoroughly evaluated their capabilities and potentials and started looking for the perfect partner to acquire the company.The pivotal piece of a solid brand which is keeping the shared aligned goals and interests of what you are trying to accomplish for the community.The Favorite memory of Keep Nature Wild: The very first cleanup and the celebration of Arizona's first birthday.Until the next episode!About the host:Briana Sullivan is the Community Manager of Keep Nature Wild. Her passions for writing, trail running, and community building sparked and fires up the value that she brings to creating compelling and exciting content and campaign ideas.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briana-sullivan-31602224/More about Keep Nature Wild:At Keep Nature Wild, we like to have fun outside. We share stories around the campfire. We look up at the stars. We dream big. We laugh—loudly. We bring that light-hearted spirit to every item we make and every outdoor cleanup we host. And together, we pick up one pound of trash for every product sold.Our products are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. We design outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connections, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.Website: https://keepnaturewild.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/keepnaturewild/
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