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Small step in the right direction towards volunteering and conservation solutions.
Athletic Supporters are those that are athletically involved and supportive of volunteering efforts and conservation causes. While remaining active, these type of people understand that they can provide a better world through helping others and contributing towards education and the protection of the globe. Athletic Supporters plans to establish itself as the ‘athletic gateway towards conservation and volunteering events’…Furthermore, the website will have a journalistic approach as interviews, cover stories and investigative work will be a normal routine to further promote athletics, volunteering efforts and conservation causes.
The National Hockey League is in the business of producing edge of your seat playoffs series, bone-crunching hits and recyclable water for the Northwest. In fact, they have produced 6.7 million gallons of water through their Gallons for Goals initiative program. This program aims to replenish the depleting water supply of the Deschutes River through a 1,000 gallon replenishing effort through every goal scored. At the end of the season, the NHL’s highly-skilled players, scored a combined 6,726 times.
According to deschutesriver.org, Deschutes River has had a history of “low streamflows…habit degradation, water quality problems and [an] unhealthy habitat for fish and wildlife.” There is a water conservation effort in-tact that is producing canals to replenish waters and educating farmers about on-site farm efficiency.
The NHL is also protecting other fresh water programs through it’s PSA titled “Hockey Depends on Water” program.
The NHL and NRDC PSA aims to raise public consciousness about the threat of water scarcity and its effect on the environment, recreation and youth participation in sport.
Just this past week, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) held their 2012 Earth Hour campaign. The 2012 Earth Hour inspired over 150 countries to educate themselves on climate change and inspired communities and businesses to ’turn off all their non-essential lights. This year, some of the world’s most well-known buildings and land-marks took place. The Eiffel Tower in France joined, as well as the Convention Center in Hong Kong. The event was a success.
This year, the WWF is also inspiring cities to compete in the Earth Hour City Challenge. This friendly competition urges cities to challenge towards a more sustainable community and ‘promote renewable energy.’ By cutting carbon dioxide and promoting a healthier community, these cities across the US will receive eligibility for ’national recognition, technical assistance and financial grants.’ The winners of this competition will be announced March 2013.
1) For Kids–Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is made just for kids. The aquarium features the Splash Zone which is a 7,000 square foot ‘hands-on’ zone with toys, crawl areas and kid friendly displays. There are incredible live-view camera’s and video libraries which help to educate and inform the public. Donations are accepted and help to promote conservations efforts of the ocean and education for children.
2) World’s Largest–Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium with over ’8.5 million gallon marine and fresh water housing more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species.’ Located in Atlanta, this aquarium is 550,000 square feet encased in glass and steel housing a massive ballroom, food court and other facilities. Their “Swim With Gentle Giants” program, started in 2008, allows divers to swim with whale sharks. And, although the program has been scrutinized (for lack of animal safety) they claim the program is for the understanding and education of the whales. Their goal is to lead the research and conservation efforts in the aquatic world.
3) International–Dubai Aquarium
Dubai is known for housing exotic hotels and restaurants–the Dubai Aquarium is no exception. This virtual tour showcases the exotic and eloquent surroundings of the aquarium tunnel–where participants can walk through, around and under the encased display. They house the largest collection of sand tiger sharks in the world and house them in the worlds largest suspended aquarium.
There are many outlets which showcase conservation efforts and wonders of the world. Here are a few of them.
1) Conservation.org is a website dedicated to the sole protection and education of the earth and it’s environment. They provide detailed information on where they work and how they work within these areas. They assist with the livelihood and protection of all things nature. Donate to their cause, and know that over 82% goes towards the projects all over the globe. Let them know that Athletic Supporters sent ya!
2) Since 1988, National Geographic has excelled with their mission–inspiring people to care about the planet. Recently, they have been involved with James Cameron’s underwater adventures and inspiring people to care about earth’s deepest areas. They frequently scour the globe in search of promising stories to help inspire.
3) The Discovery Channel is also an entertaining media outlet that showcases the importance of learning about the world and all things around the globe. They feature media that ventures outside the realm of conservation, but do often show efforts with the conservation realm.
A great thing about conservation is enjoying the natural wonder. It doesn’t get much better than this.
James Cameron is an advocate of informing the public about conservation and the wonders of the earth. A few years ago, Cameron created Avatar–a movie about the importance of preserving conservation on earth and elsewhere. In order to create more awareness and do some research of his own, James Cameron dove to the deepest part of the world–the Mariana Trench. Though he admits to not finding much life in the trench, he does insist on creating awareness for the ocean and the deepest parts. Here is a video from National Geographic on Cameron’s first dive: