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Explore and Protect the GOOD Outdoors



1. Go out and explore. Visit a beach, the mountains, the desert. Here's your chance to check out that new secret spot your friends are raving about.

2. Post a photo of the best view (selfies encouraged—why not?) on Instagram or Twitter using our #fortheloveof hashtag, followed by the name of the location (make sure there is a space between the hashtag and the location!).

3. Help us take action to protect the places we love. GOOD HQ will team with a partner nonprofit to select photos and share actions that we can all take right now—no matter where you live—to protect places that are threatened. We can work together to keep them awesome. Click here to say you'll Do It and you will get a special email with an action to take to protect places we've all been exploring.



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  • Jonny Miller

    You guys should team up with Al Humphreys and his #Microadventures across the pond!

  • Lans

    Please take the time to read through this post!
    Wedge Island in Western Australia is a coastal cray fishing village that has been around for over 100 years. Our family (along with many others) have visited Wedge Island for over 60 years. We have had a shack there for over 40. Up until recently it was only accessible along an off-road track (50mins) that traveled through beautiful Australian coastal bush land, dune systems and mud tracks. Recently a sealed road was built that runs from Lancelin (closest town to the South) all the way to the tip on the outskirts of the village. Wedge is a community whose inhabitants live a lifestyle that very few people get to experience in today's world. There are about 200 tin shacks all unique in there own way and greatly loved by their owners. There are no sealed roads within or shops. There are a myriad of ingrain mud tracks that connect the areas of the village. You can drive uninterrupted along the beach from "South Rocks" to "North Rocks". There is a small island (Wedge Island)about 300m off shore from "the point" which is the reason for the villages name. Every 7 years or so due to a number of factors the island joins to the mainland. The sand at wedge is the whitest I have ever seen and the ocean is always a vivid and sparkling myriad of colours- blue, aqua, turquoise. There are multiple bright white dune systems where at times it is difficult to see where the land ends and the clouds begin. It is the most amazing and beautiful place I have ever been. People surf, sand board, 4WD, camp, swim, kite board, boat, fish, snorkel (shipwrecks & reef), explore the island (able to swim to it), visit Green Island- 40 minute boat ride, motorbike ride etc.The community is made up of one big family. There are five fishing boats that still seasonally cray fish, all of the cray fisherman are descendant from the original Wedge settlers.
    The government wants to destroy the shacks along the coast (as they have done for much of the rest of the WA coast). We want to stop this from ever happening! To preserve the shacks, the lifestyle and let it be enjoyed by all. This place should be experienced by anyone who wishes to escape the realms of modern society! it really is a place where your fears and worries drift away in the wind and the sun beams nothing but warmth and joy into your soul! NO EXAGGERATION! Please help us SAVE WEDGE ISLAND!

    • rebecca.clarkson

      Wedge Island is a beautiful place with a beautiful history. However, these shacks belong to another time and another place. The shacks and the individual family groups who are privlidged enough to use them do significant damage to the local ecosystem as the are built directly on to the dune system. Clearly Lans family was one of those groups. The WA State Government has researched this issue thoroughly and the reccomendations to remove the shacks is a good one. To leave things as they are will do greater damage to a delicate ecosystem and is unequitable to the rest of the population.

      • Lans

        It is heart wrenching when I come across people who have such hypocritical and limited opinions. It is a common attribute of people to want to destroy something they do not understand.
        The very house, suburb, city you live and function in was once a local ecosystem, one that inflicted far greater “significant damage to the local ecosystem” than Wedge Island. The community’s (and individual shacks) current ecological footprint is FAR smaller than that of the average town of the same size. Power for the whole "permanent" community (mainly fisherman) is run from one generator. The generator runs for a select number of hours each day and then power is cut off. After that time people go without power, very happily. Water is collected in tanks (a natural cycle) and people get by with the bare minimum. You are right this community of hard working fisherman does "belong to a different time and a different place". It functions somewhat like that of communities in the past, ones that don't have to excavate land and ones that coexist with the natural habitat. Animals are not pushed out of towns like Wedge (such as in metropolitan areas), the surrounding shrub etc. is left how it is and it is evident in the numerous native animals that you frequently see in the middle of town and even within the shacks. Emu's, kangaroo's, bob tails, snakes live amongst the settlement and we coexist with them. I would question you to when the last time you had an emu in your back yard?
        Think for a moment what the alternative would be for the fisherman who depend on these communities along the coast. They would be relocated to a coastal metropolitan town. A town like the one being built just South of Lancelin. The local habitat which is almost identical to that of Wedge has been flattened by machines, every tree, shrub, animal etc. has been either crushed or forced out. Nothing exists on this land except for the dirt. When the houses are built, there will be the odd tree planted, it will probably not be native or support any native fauna. There might even be a few palm trees. There will probably be green lawns and non native plants that people will use thousands of litres of precious water on to support because they are not native. The inhabitants of this town will rack up huge energy bills on television, computers. They will spend thousands of hours doing unnecessary tasks and accumulating unnecessary goods. Meanwhile at Wedge, I will be sitting in the dunes at night looking at the stars, because you can see so many at Wedge at night.
        Take a look at the environmental damage from waste from the conventional building and construction industry, one which exists in “this time and this place”- one that builds the towns and cities like that of the one you live. It is one of the leading issues on the planet. The fumes emitted by the huge machinery and cranes to build houses and buildings. The Wedge community is a stark contrast to that. Shacks are built by hand, very few machines; in most cases none were used. The building materials for the shacks were often salvaged from the local tip and re-used again and again.
        The unsealed roads at wedge are naturally carved into the land by traffic and the surrounding land is left untouched. When a track has been unused for a while flora begins to grow over it and I know of many a track that are completely covered, disappeared. How many roads in your towns would this happen to?
        I agree there is some damage to the local ecosystem and that there has to be continuing improvements to a number of facets (as there have been before). I will argue however that it is far less significant to that of the average town supporting the same number of people. As I mentioned earlier the mud tracks will naturally return to how they were if not used for necessary traffic around town. The surrounding land to the tracks is untouched. The cars that drive on the dune system North of town, do affect the formation of the dunes. But they are in no way “damaged” just changed. They remain just as large and spectacular every time I go up. The shacks were built on top of mostly mud terrain and a few shack on the small dunes that run along the beach. The shacks are surrounded by unchanged vegetation the only affected was those in the direct area. When the shacks are eventually destroyed be it by government hands or the natural environment, the local ecosystem will have no difficulty taking back its space. Sadly I can definitely not say the same for that of the community you live in. That natural habitat is lost forever.
        Every shack pays an annual fee to protect the land and most people in the community have put thousands of hours into keeping it safe and environmentally friendly. Thousands of people get to experience Wedge each year. Events are held and if you were to visit I am certain you would find a willing shack owner to lodge with for the night!
        There are currently descendants of the native aboriginals living amongst the community. These individuals take a lot of pride in the community and shacks. They work with WIPA to ensure the environmental protection of Wedge.
        Myself and I’m sure a huge portion of the community would like to see a lodging facility free of cost to the public (perhaps paid for by an increase the shack owners WIPA lease) as well as reinstate the local camping areas so that even more people could enjoy Wedge.
        The topics I have written about barely scratch the surface of arguments for the protection of the community. I have explained how the preparation, building and current functioning of the community is far better for the environment than any metropolitan settlement of the same size. A huge community is able to function with minimal impact. How the settlement co-exists with the land and its inhabitants rather than completely dominating and destroying it, and how the damage to the local ecosystem is relatively far smaller than that of the average town supporting the same number of people. If more people lived in this minimal and simple way the “delicate local ecosystems” would be in a far better situation and I even bet you would be a happier person with an open mind, much less inclined to comment on topics that you have limited information about.
        I hope this has swayed your opinion of the community and maybe even get you on board for protecting the current Wedge community and culture.

        • Lans

          This comment has no substance "The WA State Government has researched this issue thoroughly and the reccomendations to remove the shacks is a good one." Source of information?

          The Government's interest in Wedge Island lies not with the environmental impact but rather with the potential financial loss. If Wedge Island is destroyed it will eventually be developed. Inflicting far greater environmental damage. In the official release by a WA Legislative council in "April 2011 found that coastal shacks should be removed to protect the environment from "unplanned growth".".
          "Unplanned growth" being that which they do not benefit from. Furthermore there was a ban on expansion to shacks placed over 15 years ago. Since then no new shacks have been built therefore no threat of any future "unplanned growth".
          This same government funds and allows the military facility just South of Wedge Island (same natural habitat) to bomb the land. I don't even need to get into the environmental impact of this.

  • Chris Andrews

    We had a team for the Clean Across Nova Scotia event in our province. We live in a neighbourhood on a windy mountain where busy people let garbage and recycling blow around. We also live next to a Provincial Park with walking trails. All we do is take a couple of bags with us every time we go for a stroll. It's a proven fact that people litter where there's litter. So we will consistently shift the balance, while exercising and walking with nature.

  • Doris Yee

    I'm assuming no #latergrams allowed?

    • Carolyn Sams

      Yeah! I think that's totally fine!

  • Meghan Neal

    Do city streets count? My goal this summer is to get out of brooklyn more often and finally explore manhattan.

    • Carolyn Sams

      Yeah, exploring the city is great. If you have suggestions of orgs or groups that are working to make Manhattan streets awesome, let me know!

  • Mary Slosson

    I'm going rock climbing at the Holcombe Valley Pinnacles this weekend -- I'll absolutely put this hashtag on my Instagram photos! :)

    • Carolyn Sams

      Your life is the inspiration.