KMC 35 – The Save The World? Issue

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Decisions. The average adult makes about 35,000 decisions each day. For those who can afford to make choices, like which ketchup bottle to buy, does this decision really matter? The capitalist population has been told consumers have the power to save the world. So what’s it going to be? Glass or plastic? Your decision might make an infinitesimal difference. Then again, maybe it won’t.

Can we possibly be informed enough to make environmentally conscious decisions day in and day out? Plastic is bad. Mountains of it are washing up on the world’s beaches. Glass must be better, right? Click the photo below to read the feature intro from the recent issue to learn that some decisions can be hard to make when the world is at stake.

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Amid concerns over the endangerment of species, spaces, and cowboy culture itself, the American Prairie Reserve project could succeed in protecting the contiguous United State’s largest nature reserve. All it will take is $500 million and a passion for progress, each victory measured in blades of wild grass.

Talk about tales from the gripped. Paraglider Benjamin Jordan shares his first-hand reports from a record-breaking sojourn waaaay above the Rockies.

Lube up them lungs and salve your butt. From the Chilcotin to the California border, here are five backcountry bikepacking epics sure to send ya…

Last spring, Nelson’s two main interests came together with the creation of his first-ever skateboard made from repurposed spalted maple and a turquoise epoxy.

Revelstoke, British Columbia’s Luna Festival unites newcomers, old-timers, artsy-smartsies, and adreno-bingers in the name of art, wonder, and a little extra economic growth.

Sweeping monopolization, unprecedented newsroom cuts, and the internet have done great harm to local journalism. Will communities ever be as critically well informed as they one were. We report on the state of the press.

Surf Anywhere got its break on the Kananaskis River, but today the river-surfing company is creating waves around the world.

Behold bellyaking, a new river-borne adventure that begs the question: why hang ten when you can hang twenty?

Most in the village seem to smoke. All of their butts tossed into these stunning waters—on which their whole life depends.

Every May, motorheads converge on Canal Flats, British Columbia, for some good ol’ cut and chase.