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Backcountry film festival

Showing in Melbourne, April 2011 The Winter Wildlands Alliance created the Backcountry Film Festival in 2005 to help grassroots and professional filmmakers to show audiences their love of the winter outdoors. Since then, the annual festival has been shown in … Continue reading

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Ripple Effect Oceanwear

What I love about this operation is that it generates funds primarily for conservation efforts. From the company: “Ripple Effect Oceanwear was born from a love for the ocean, be it surfing, diving, kiting, or sailing. From this love, grew … Continue reading

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alpine grazing action alert

Cattle were removed from the Alpine National Park in Victoria in 2005 by the government of Steve Bracks. This was an important step forward for good land management in our state. Since then, some of the long term damage caused … Continue reading

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Protect where you Play

Some news from the USA. Relevant for any outdoor types interested in protecting their playgrounds. The Surfrider Foundation, the leading name in beach and coastal protection, has teamed up with Protect Our Winters, the top non-profit from the world of … Continue reading

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‘Protect Our Winters’ arives in Australia

Protect Our Winters (POW), the global environmental foundation founded in 2007 by legendary pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones, is broadening their reach this winter by opening a local chapter in Australia. Protect Our Winters (POW) is a US-based non-profit organisation dedicated … Continue reading

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Stirling Alpine Link

Mt Stirling, adjacent to Mt Buller, is a unique natural landscape with dramatic vistas of Victoria’s alpine area. Popular with cross-country skiers, bushwalkers, campers and school groups, it is also home to many threatened plant and animal species. The Victorian … Continue reading

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Why the snow sports community should speak out on climate change legislation

The following is an opinion piece from snowboarding legend Jeremy Jones. This has been widely published in newspapers across the USA. Here in Victoria, we have a promise from the state government to deliver a Climate Change Bill. If prominant … Continue reading

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