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We’re officially halfway through our Wanderlust summer, and gearing up for festival #3 at Squaw Valley this weekend. For those if you just tuning in, Timberland is the official greening partner for Wanderlust 2012, and we’re helping to make this one-of-a-kind festival a little greener and less impactful on the environment.
There’s nothing quite like the actual Wanderlust experience — world-class yoga, locally-grown food, inspiring speakers and breathtaking outdoor settings — but we don’t all have the luxury of time or travel budgets to be Wanderlust groupies all summer long (lovely as that sounds). Now there’s a cure for the Wanderlust woes: if you’re passionate about Pinterest, go check out Timberland’s Pinterest page where you’ll find our Wanderlust board. The photos of our Stratton Mountain hike are guaranteed to slow your frantic mind. And if music is more your thing, we’ve put together a Wanderlust-inspired playlist on Spotify (you’ve got to be a registered Spotify user to listen). Think Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Ani Difranco … that kind of soundtrack will get you through the day, no?
Pins and playlists — It’s kind of like a staycation for your mind and spirit. Enjoy. And if you want to learn more about our involvement with the wonderful world of Wanderlust, check out our festivals page.
When we weren’t gawking at the beautiful scenery or chatting with visitors at our Earthkeepers booth, those of us from Team Timberland who were lucky enough to go to Mountainfilm in Telluride last weekend enjoyed some of the inspiring speakers on Mountainfilm’s agenda. A festival favorite was Dan Buettner, a record-setting endurance biker, author and explorer.
Dan wanted to understand why certain people in particular areas of the world lived longer, healthier and happier lives, so he traveled across the planet to get answers. The result is his best-selling book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, which examines how people live and how lifestyle affects lifespan.
Here’s a bit of what Dan has learned about happiness through his travels and research:
If you want to be happier, get outdoors.
Access to nature is clearly associated with higher levels of happiness, lower BMI and even better eyesight. As a species, we spent 99 percent of our existence outdoors. That gives us an evolutionary clue for what we ought to be doing.
“Getting outdoors” doesn’t have to mean scaling a mountain or running a marathon.
I can tell you with near certainty that regular, low-intensity physical activity is much better for you than beating your body while engaging in ultra-endurance activities. Joints give out, cartilage erodes, we get injured. Experience something extreme, and then learn to like hiking. You’ll be happier and healthier in the long run.
If we want to lessen our environmental footprint and live healthier lives, we’ve got to step away from the gas tank.
If we tax the heck out of gasoline we’ll drive less, produce less carbon, walk more, bike more, get outside more and nearly eliminate the obesity epidemic.
As an outdoors brand, we’d have to agree with Dan — getting outdoors makes us pretty happy! We’re proud to have been a sponsor of this year’s Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival, and grateful for the opportunity to meet incredible people like Dan while we were there. To learn more about Timberland’s support of Mountainfilm, please visit our Festivals page.
If you’re suffering from post-Sundance depression, don’t despair – you can go back in time with Amanda (even if just for 2 minutes) as she shares with us some of the great green initiatives she spotted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. (Solar powered parking meters – who knew?!)
Need a bigger dose of Sundance? Check out our Festivals page.
There’s nothing like a late night and a little mountain air to loosen people up. While at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival last week, we offered free taxi rides to Festival attendees in exchange for their “Earthkeepers confessions.” Our passengers shared enlightening, inspiring and just plain entertaining thoughts about what they do (or DON’T do) to make a positive impact on the environment. See for yourself:
Don’t forget to visit the Festivals page on our website to check out the rest of our photos and videos from Sundance 2012.
The scene at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival hasn’t been all snow and celebrities (although apparently there’s been loads of both) … at the Timberland booth, festival-goers are invited to make their own personal pledge to help preserve the environment and protect the outdoors. Here’s Amanda with a show and tell:
And, here are more of our favorite pledges that have come in at Sundance so far:
Inspired to make your own Earthkeeping pledge? Share it with us here. And stay tuned … the curtain doesn’t close at the Sundance Film Festival for a few more days, and we’ve got lots more to share. You can find additional videos and photos from our Timberland team’s Sundance experience on the Festivals page of our website.