Antarctica – known as the final frontier of polar exploratory history entrenched with stories of endurance, courage and persistence from the likes of Shackleton, Emmerson, Maweson and Scott. Today, one Australian Polar Explorer, Geoff Wilson, is in training for what will be the greatest solo unsupported crossing of the harshest environment on earth. To raise funds for charity, Geoff will cross the longest distance by any human across Antarctica through the 'pole of inaccessibility' – never before attempted. A momentous feat enabled by the power of wind and cutting edge snow kite technology on a journey of 5285km [3284 miles]. Aquilo is proud to support Geoff on this noble expedition. Connect with us to hear more and how you can join the expedition team and be part of the journey.Video
A collective movement from the Ktunaxa Nation, conservationists, backcountry skiers and snowboarders are against a proposed large-scale ski resort deep in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. The feature film, ‘Keep Jumbo Wild’, by Sweetgrass Productions and Patagonia explores this remarkable story. Travel deep into the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia where the land is wild and backcountry skiing is a way of life. For the Ktunaxa First Nation, it is an area known as Qat’muk, the sacred home of the grizzly bear spirit. And, for scientists and conservation groups like Wildsight, the valley is important as part of a critical wildlife corridor, one of only two remaining areas in North America where grizzly bears can freely roam between Canada and the United States. For decades, First Nations have fought the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort.
Watch the film and join Aquilo in supporting the Ktunaxa Nation, Wildsight and the thousands of locals who have been fighting for the last 25 years to stop development and permanently #KeepJumboWild.Video
After 30 years in the Navy and 10 years in private industry, Ed Nicholson was diagnosed with cancer. He was in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center recovering when injured vets began coming back from Iraq. Nicholson realized there was something he could do to help them cope with their mental and physical issues. Armed with a fly fishing rod, Ed began to teach people to cast on the front lawn of the hospital. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing was born.
Beginning in 2005 the project served wounded military service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, it has expanded nationwide, establishing its highly successful program in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics. At its core, the program is about more than fly fishing – it is about taking time out to build community relationships to support lifetime recovery and treatment.
The Project has grown to 178 programs in 50 States. Join with us to support Project Healing Waters.Video
Max is a community based public artist from Denver, Colorado. His work takes place in some of the harshest, conflict torn and poverty stricken regions on the planet. Max provides community building in refugee crisis, hospital workshops, abuse and addiction consultation through art, creative facilitation and conflict resolution. His projects have taken him from Israel and Palestine to the Jordanian Syrian border, Turkey, New Zealand, Australia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Canada and throughout the United States. Although trained in painting, his work focuses on public engagement through creative facilitation and inspired participation. Artolution is a Community Based Public Arts Network composed of over 200 collaborative canvas and wall murals painted in 12 nations around the world. The foundation of this initiative is based on facilitating opportunities for communities to empower themselves through creative, participatory and collaborative public-art making. Connect with us to see how you can immerse yourself in a creative world and join Max on an Artoloution project.