Articles in the Holidays Category
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On the tail of brisk autumn winds, we at Outdoor Afro welcome the holidays in the dawn of winter as a time to slow down, give thanks, and set intentions for the coming year.
I often feel so privileged to know what I am supposed to be doing on the planet, and find the daily courage to go forth and embrace it. People ask all the time, “How do you do it?” I have discovered that when …
What are your favorite things that help you get out and enjoy the outdoors? Here are ours!
We were so excited to participate in a recent video shoot put together by our flagship partner REI featuring just a few products we use from ClifBar, KEEN, and The North Face. We adore these products based on their value, style, ease of use, and functionality – especially for women! Check out the video of Outdoor Afro’s founder Rue Mapp showing off some of these favorite things!
Here are a couple more honorable mentions of products …
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Today we are not only celebrating independence, but interdependence. The kind that remembers that we are all connected to our environment (and to one another) so we can survive and thrive. As our friends at Pollinate, our local homestead store, said so eloquently today in a newsletter:
“Ecologically speaking, the food we grow and eventually consume relies on the soil food web, an interdependent network of organisms living in and above our soil. These organisms consume, convert and transfer energy and are necessary for the health of the soil. Without a …
Hope you are enjoying the winter and holidays as much as we are! Join us on Facebook and share your outdoor winter fun photos with us, like this one!
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I am so grateful for you, and the forward evolution of Outdoor Afro. Together, we are a part of an amazing and diverse community who love and advocate for connections to nature. To be of service to this cause is a true gift, and I am thankful to be on this journey with all of you.
Here is another fun glimpse into what makes this work so joyous for me:
Thank you for being a part of the Outdoor Afro community, and may you and your loved ones experience joy this …
This Veterans Day, we remember and are grateful for all soldiers who have served our country. From Crispus Attucks, to the Buffalo Soldier, to those who stood firm at Port Chicago. For all the unnamed, yet heroic men and women who have served in both peace times and in war: We thank and honor you and your families today.
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Posted originally on the 2012 King Holiday. Where will you serve in 2013? Stay tuned for an upcoming blog of Outdoor Afro activities this year!
Tonight I am still feeling lifted from my experience this Martin Luther King Jr. memorial morning when I joined over three-hundred people from all walks of life to beautify and restore a section of Richmond California’s Greenway.
Several local groups organized the event or provided volunteers to do a wide variety of tasks in the event’s fifth year.
Check out more photos from the event:
Everywhere I looked were …
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So good, we had to repost! Happy Fourth!
No matter how people feel about the outdoors, almost everyone feels inspired to get outside for the Fourth of July to enjoy the company of family, friends, and a grilled meal leading inevitably to an evening polytechnics display.
While spending time under the sun and stars this holiday, I encourage you to also take the time to recognize the displays of nature around you: the song of a bird, summer foliage, stars in the night sky, wind rustling through trees, the texture of cool …
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It’s important to remember that Martin Luther King Jr. led a movement that was results driven with little rest toward a vision of equality and justice to benefit everyone. In the spirit of King’s work, celebrating his birthday as a day of service to address the practical, environmental, and spiritual needs of our community makes every bit of sense.
In 1994, Congress designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a National Day of Service to recognize the legacy of King in a new and active way. It is often referred to as “a …
When visiting the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park years ago with my sister Delane in the summer, we both noticed the promotional materials for the winter Bracebridge Dinner and absentmindedly added it to our bucket list as an experience to have at least once in our lifetime. So imagine my pleasant surprise, when I learned my Bracebridge moment would come this year!
Outdoor Afro friends Frank and Audrey Peterman were invited, courtesy of the Deleware North Company, to take part in this historic Christmas Pageant penned by John Muir, as Visiting …