Happy Earth Day, Adventurers! Hope you’re out there in the sunshine, feeling the breeze on your face, appreciating all that Mother Nature does for us. I’ve been chained to a desk for…forever, so that’s exactly where I’m headed as soon as I make this big announcement!
I’ve been chained to a desk and radio silent for so long because (aside from public speaking engagements, organizing a film series, volunteering for some of my favorite nonprofits and environmental groups…you get the pic) I’ve been building a new website just for you, and now it’s ready!!
Some things are a bit different from the old site, and there are some exciting new resources that I hope will be helpful for everyone, so let’s take a tour.
The look of the new site is VERY different, so here’s what you’ll see when you stop by:
You may notice that there’s an extra little social icon right here:
That’s right, your very own Adventurer is now on YouTube! There’s only one video up there at the moment, a clip from our tour of Republic Recycling, so let us know in the comments what you’d like to see – tours, demos, whatever – in video format.
And (drumroll, please!) you can see that there’s a brand new resource that I’m testing out, and I’d love to know what you think. This calendar will have all the local and regional environmentally related events as well as national and global ones if they’re relevant.
Josh Fox (the Gasland writer/producer) came to town on April 6th to screen his new film How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, which I highly recommend. After the film, he took questions and led an audience discussion. Many questions were about how people could find out about opportunities for activism, informational meetings and events in the Jacksonville area. I thought, “That information is ALL over the place!” And then it occurred to me…that might be the problem, that the information is scattered about everywhere: local publications, Facebook events, on the outlets belonging to the sponsoring organizations. So this calendar is my attempt at centralizing all of that so people can find it.
Do you think it will be helpful? Is it something you’ll refer to a lot? Bookmark? I really do want to know what you think. A calendar like this is a lot of work, so if it’s not being used I might end up taking it down. We’ll see how it goes.
Other than that, the content of the new site is pretty much the same. Scroll down just a bit and you’ll see where you can sign up to get email updates when new content is posted:
Come visit the new site; I hope you enjoy it! Now go out and enjoy Earth Day. There are lots of events on the new calendar to keep you busy!