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November 22nd, 2019

Summarizing a mountain’s worth of stories, current events,
creative ideas and stuff that makes us lol

#sh*tkidssay

“I am thankful for turkeys, popcorn, and all of my friends.”
- Anthony, PreK 4

It is all about the simple things in life, we are thankful for
turkeys, popcorn and our amazing iksplor community!

weekly survival tip

We’ve got turkey on the mind …frozen ones…that we forgot to defrost… 

trail matters

Gucci luxury comes at a price. But the company’s CEO, Marco Bizzarri, wants to make sure that price doesn’t include negative impacts on the environment. Although the fashion industry is responsible for creating “more greenhouse gas emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping trips combined,” Bizzarri is not sitting by idly. Two years ago his company set in motion plans to not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout their entire supply chain, but to offset those they cannot avoid producing with solutions like planting trees and forest conservation. They’ve already succeeded in offsetting all of their 2018 emissions. Now, with a program he launched earlier this week called the CEO Carbon Neutral Challenge , he’s inviting other business leaders across industries, to follow suit. Pun intended. 

trail magic

What the future holds for our planet under the threat of climate change is scary. And not just for those of us old enough to deeply understand the stakes. It’s scary for children too. So how do you talk to your kids about the warming planet without increasing their anxiety? First, don’t avoid the topic all together. That doesn’t help anyone. But, also don’t just focus on the negative. Sure, things aren’t looking great, but we’re not helpless. There are plenty of actions we can take, small and large, that help. Most of all, foster your children’s love of nature. As we often say here at iksplor , this is the single best way to turn them into future nature advocates. In fact, according to this recent piece in the Huffington Post, research backs us. “ Research links childhood play in nature to all kinds of future environmental stewardship: volunteering, support of pro-environment policies, buying “green” products, recycling and more.” 

trail treasures

For the littlest adventurers on your holiday gift list, here’s a round-up of some baby-friendly finds.

For the, um, less-than-always-reasonable toddlers in your life…

And, for the older kids, a selection of graphic novels to entice them, even beyond their current reading level.

yard sale

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