Hard to believe summer is around the corner when we just got record snow fall in Colorado. However, it is almost here and we have some upcoming events we’d like to promote…
First, is the Annual Dave Tuck Skate Jam in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Here is a nice commentary explaining who Dave Tuck is, why his jam is in MI, and what the event raises money for by Josh Meisler- the event’s Creator, Coordinator, and Host. Josh, we thank you for keeping Dave’s essence alive through this kick ass rally to sk8 in his honor. We cherish and miss you Dave ❤
The other event we are promoting is a Girl SK8 Jam in South Carolina, called S.E.S.H. Skate Jam – an acronym for South Eastern Sister Hood Skate Jam. This event dreamed up by our OG Skate Sister Tamra Church. The event was inspired to bring Girls who share a love for skateboarding together at all ranges of ages as well as skill levels.This is its kick off year, it will be rad to see what it grows into for next year!
Lastly there are Skateboard Camps coming up from Duchess Ride up in Eagle County starting June 4th! Duchess Ride is a 501(c)3 non-profit who’s mission is to cultivate TENACITY, CAMARADERIE, and CREATIVITY in young girls. They do great work and we love them for it! Check out the link to their website for more information.
Amidst the challenges we face to #RESIST in America with losses to fund science, the arts, and free educational resources; here is a silver lining. Sweden has an example of how to turn perceived lemons into lemonade… please read on and remember it all starts with you to vote with your dollars, use only what you need, as well as REDUCE, reuse, and recycle as a last resort. Making product is a big responsibility. $upport Companies treating it as such. Life cycle, embodied energy, and materials selection are3 Top factors to incorporate when sustainability principles are applied to design, manufacturing, and/or production. Check out this blog going into more detail about the World’s first mall for recycled goods in Sweden…
Last week I wrote about the Edinburgh Remakery, and how they are trying to foster a culture of repair. It’s one of the most shared posts I’ve ever written, and there’s clearly a real interest in this whole idea. Lots of you have been in touch to share similar projects, including this one from Sweden. […]
TODAY- Tuesday; March 25th on Twitter is #KEEPWOLVESLISTED #TWEETSTORM… please put out a tweet #KEEPWOLVESLISTED – blast it all day long! Then time to write the White House if you haven’t already!
Thursday; March 27th is the FINAL deadline to defend and protect our wolves. In order to give our wolf recovery program a chance to work and ecosystems an opportunity to thrive. We MUST tell Secretary Jewell to have Federal protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) remain enforced. The Federal Government under the Obama Administration, has proposed to lift Federal protections. The Federal Gov’t has tested Wolf Management by States (ID, MT, WY, WI, MI, MN, WA, AZ to name a few) under their regulations within the Division of Fish and Wildlife under the Dept. of Interior- lead by Scretary Jewell, originally it was Secretary Salazar who proposed delisting- surprise he’s a rancher and Oil and Gas guy, don’t let the Democratic Party Association fool you. Sec. Jewell appears well groomed to finish what he started to delist Wolves despite her guise as an ex-CEO of REI and conservationist. State Departments of Natural Resources and Divisions of Wildlife management of Wolves has been devastating! Wolf Kill Management has been what they’ve implemented despite public preference to coexist. It has been a slaughter, AND an INHUMANE act of history repeating itself; showing evident extinction beyond endangered if allowed. Bottom line is Wolves need no human management- they regulate their own populations with turf wars to death of too many packs are present. There will never be too many Wolves, it is scientifically not possible and not naturally going to happen like that. Wolves also have natural disease and climate change to contend with as well. We have too many humans set in old ways of their Indusrty (Ranchers, Oil and Gas outfitters who want access to land, and other special interests who fund/ run certain States and our Gov’t), old emotional and fear based thinking that has been proven wrong and not to work!!! This is why Wolves were studied and reintroduced. OUR ECOSTYSTEMS FAILED WITHOUT THEM AND WATER DOWN STREAM INTO COMMUNITIES GOT CONTAMINATED!!!! WE NEED WOLVES, PERIOD, END OF STORY! Science has proven this, NO ONE has or can disprove it!
Thursday at midnight is the end of public comment. Write the White House (click link) by Th; 3/27/14 midnight ! If you are unsure of the issues, what to write, how to write- go to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Mission Wolf two of my favorite Wolf sanctuaries in Colorado… they do great work and share their knowledge to educate others about this misunderstood and demonized Keystone Species and why they need Federal Protections STILL. Knowledge is power and put to action we can correct actions in the past with better choices in the future! #STANDFORWOLVES !!!!
Well, here it is Equillibrium’s blog. As Equillibrium completes its first DECADE as a premier lifestyle brand in Colorado for high fashion street wear, it is time to acknowledge and respect years of requests to start a blog.
There will be an introduction to what Equillibrium is, how it started/ where we sprouted from, what we are doing, and where we are going. Blog topics will likely fit under the following categories: FASHION, ART, SUSTAINABILITY, HEALTH, BOARDING: SK8, SURF, SNOW, BIKING/MOTORCYCLES, COLORADO (not in any specific order, all top ranking for Equillibrium).
This blog is to be INSPIRING, FUN, INTERESTING, and a an INFORMATIVE REFERENCE for you to use in deciphering “green-washers” in the market place from the real deal. We’ve noticed a lot of misinformation being portrayed as truth to today’s consumer with play on words. If Equillibrium can clear up confusion by example- it’s an honor!
We want to know what you think… please share your thoughts