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Annette Poliwka
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Annette Poliwka is an Environmentalist and Adventurer who empowers women to get outdoors. She inspires and women to challenge themselves, and to connect with their deeper selves. She passionately helps people take that first step toward their out of doors goals, where they can own their personal power and build momentum around their dreams. Whether you want to start hiking, plan a backpacking trip, or explore your soul's desires Annette is your go-to gal! After spending more than 15 years working to protect the environment for local, federal and international governments on Zero Waste, she started her own company to empower women in the outdoors. Her goal is to rekindle our inner flame, to nourish our inner child, and to embark on the outdoor adventures we've dreamt about.
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Let’s talk about peeing.  Are we there in our relationship yet? Yes, we are! If you go on a backpacking trip or even a day hiking trip, everyone asks me, “How Do You Pee?” I’m here to help guide you through it, and if peeing outdoors doesn’t bring you joy, it should! Find a spot.   Try to pee downhill.  … Continue reading “When Nature Calls Whats a Girl to Do”

12 months ago no Comment

When Halloween is over, what will you do with your pumpkins? Here are a few great ways to continue to enjoy your pumpkins or recycle them out of the landfill! We’ll follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Hierarchy: Source Reduction, Feed People, Feed Animals, & Compost. Eat Your Pumpkins! Snacks- place the pumpkin seeds … Continue reading “How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins”

Heat Stroke vs Heat Exhaustion
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Heat Stroke vs Heat Exhaustion In many parts of the country the temperatures are still soaring! Knowing the differences of heat stroke vs heat exhaustion is important. It may not be the middle of summer so getting overheated may not be at the forefront of your mind.  That can be dangerous! Heat-related illnesses like heat … Continue reading “Heat Stroke vs Heat Exhaustion”

John Muir Trail in California
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Who the heck was John Muir? He is the most famous and influential American conservationist, having been called, “Father of our National Parks.” He also founded the Sierra Club, and taught the people of his time about experiencing and protecting our lands. A few basics about the trail: The trail is in California & is … Continue reading “Hiking the John Muir Trail in California”

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September 21, 2019 is National CleanUp Day and is being held in conjunction with World CleanUp Day. 157 Countries, 18 million plus volunteers participate worldwide, this is a major day for mother nature! Here are a few ways that you can help this year: Partner or register with a friendly, local non-profit if possible. You … Continue reading “Be a part of National Cleanup Day!”

1 year ago no Comment

Have you noticed whether you’re on the trail, the beach, or just around your neighborhood that trash piles up? What can you do about it? I know!!! Have you tried “plogging”?   Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp)! It started as an organized activity in Sweden. As a … Continue reading “Try Plogging. You’ll get hooked.”

1 year ago no Comment

Interview with Annette Poliwka, introduction by Denise Stegall Have you ever dreamed of living out of your suitcase?  Traveling the world, seeing everything there is to see all while working or getting paid? Sounds great, doesn’t it. But… traveling solo scares you to death! In her interview with Theresa Fleche in The Passport Lifestyle Series, … Continue reading “Traveling Solo: Living a Passport Lifestyle”

May is Bike Month
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By Annette Poliwka Did you know that May is BIKE Month? When was the last time you rode your ? to an outdoor event? What about to work? Around the block? Riding a bike has many environmental benefits including the fact that it is a pollution-free mode of transport and bikes reduce the need to … Continue reading “Get on Your Bike and Ride!”

2 years ago no Comment

1. Navigation: electronic & paper: map, compass, altimeter, GPS device, personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite messenger 2. Sun protection: sunglasses, sun-protective clothes and sunscreen 3. Headlamp: plus extra batteries 4. First aid: including foot care and insect repellent 5. Repair kit and tools: duct tape, knife, screwdriver, and scissors 6. Fire: matches, lighter and … Continue reading “Top Ten Hiking Essentials”