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Working Toward a Walking Culture

By Sarah Moore on March 25th, 2015

In a busy society where productivity is one of our most lauded values, checking “exercise” off our packed to-do lists is tough. In fact, as I write this, I’m looking at a flowchart from Fast Company called “A Day in the Life of Your Most Productive Self,” which suggests we get to work early at […]

Forging a New Generation of Outdoor Enthusiasts

By Mary Beth Powell on March 18th, 2015

“Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.” —Henry David Thoreau. Numerous barriers discourage outdoor activity, like lack of transportation, safety concerns, and for low-income families, the very real financial burden of paying for admission to a state or national park. That’s why I am especially excited about a new national program, the […]

The Missing Link: Women’s Leadership in Bicycling

By Liz Cornish on March 10th, 2015

In many American cities, bicycling is making a comeback. People are dusting off their old bikes and fixing them up for their daily commute. They’re purchasing cargo bikes and special trailers to shuttle their children around town. Cities are responding with road improvements and dedicated bike facilities. It’s a renaissance of people committed to active […]

More than Winning

By Phil Bors on March 4th, 2015

The beloved Coach Dean Smith, recognized in a mural near Chapel Hill After a historic career as a revered college basketball coach, teacher and all around great human being, Dean E. Smith passed away last month at age 83. Our little Town of Chapel Hill, NC (and much of this state) has grieved, honored his […]