“You can climb buildings, cars, houses, trees, anywhere is good enough!” says Gaby Villacres, a truly enthusiastic lover of the outdoors. Gaby is an extremely passionate climber, hiker, cyclist, and mountaineer, and for a woman just 20-something years old, she has a wisdom and tranquility when it comes to mountaineering that is beyond inspiring. Gaby [...]
Cary and Grace Kanoy, the husband and wife team behind GeoCore Films, are driven first and foremost by their emotional connection to the organizations they feature. GeoCore Films is a documentary film making company that is based on the goal of helping nonprofits grow and promote themselves through optimized media and marketing opportunities. The benefit [...]
By Emma Kirwan I read a most disturbing article in the New York Times this morning. African governments are leading a new, controversial trend for solving domestic food insecurity and economic impoverishment: leasing land to foreign countries for “development.” As presented by the New York Times, let’s use Mali to illustrate what’s happening. Along the [...]
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Source: BBC August 24, 2010 By Irene Caselli, Ecuador As he leads 100 children to the glacier of Ecuador’s highest mountain, the Chimborazo, Fabian Zurita does not utter a word. The inactive volcano is more than 5,000m (16,000ft ) above sea level, and the wind is strong. Like any sportsman, Mr Zurita believes that the [...]
This story was contributed by Kristy Lynn Allen, who is volunteering with rural farmers in La Merced, a rural mountain community an hour from Ecuador’s capital city Quito. Kristy describes the courage that kept a highland farmer afloat in his struggle to regain control over his family’s land. In 1976, Luis Fernando was born and [...]
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“One man continues to hike to the Chimborazo glacier to collect ice considered superior to the man-made variety.” A fellow climber and accomplished photographer and journalist, Caroline Bennett, reports from Ecuador on The Last Ice Man of Chimborazo. Follow the link to watch her video and read more at the Global Post.