Climate change and hiking

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hiking is one of the ways we can reduce our impact on the climate and help innovate and prepare to face the changes that are heading our ways:

Cartoon drawing of a man sitting in a car saying " horrible weather is coming... get a car" To a hiker outside. while the car creates the bad weather. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Cars and the paradox of horrible weather

What can seem like the solution is sometimes the challenge…

Sketch of a waterbar trail drain Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt. Hiking.org

The water bar concept sketch

Keeping water off trails is important to keep them healthy and walkable. Water bars are one of the designs

Floating biodiversity wind turbiine. off shore. Atoll version. Concept sketch watercolor and pencil. By Frits Ahlefeldt

Atoll wind turbine biodiversity concept

Idea sketch of an atoll sustainable wind power turbine, with a structure that can support biodiversity

Concept and sketch: Bow off shore wind turbine generating power for remote areas and supporting biodiversity Concept sketch watercolor and pencil. By Frits Ahlefeldt

Bow wind turbine biodiversity concept

Idea sketch of an bow shaped sustainable wind power turbine, with a structure that can support biodiversity

Concept for a wind generating island by hikers shelter in remote area Concept sketch watercolor and pencil. By Frits Ahlefeldt

Seal island wind turbine biodiversity concept

Idea sketch of a vertical, floating sustainable wind power turbine, with a structure that can support biodiversity

Drawing of a group of people sitting on top of a roof of a flooded house. Watching a screen, maybe for news, information or entertainment, while waiting for the water to fall. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt.

Facing climate change from a roof

In modern life we live in at least two worlds, both the digital and the real that in some ways are colliding… Hiking can help us face the challenges

Drawing of a scientist in rowboat with lots of space for more, people on land asking him if he needs a hand. Citizen Science illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Giving a hand to science

drawing of people who want to help scientist alone in his research boat under difficult circumstances

Drawing of a lone scientist on a small island, beeing dragged by a ship towards land. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Scientist island

Drawing of a scientist alone on his island being towed to a better place to re-connect with others

Drawing of hiker documenting deforestation and sending data to people who organize new forest planting. Biodiversity drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

hikers helping reforestation

Hikers can help document deforestation and planting new trees and forests

Building global networks of knowledge

We live in a special time where it is possible, using technology, to build new collective landscapes of understanding

Drawing of people taking test along the shore and in sea. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Walkers and volunteers collecting water samples

Walking along the coastline can be combined with collecting important data and samples and sharing it with scientists