Sierra Club: Real. Relative. Subjective
All form of trauma is relative and subjective. This is why many find it difficult to pin down what are and are not working for our veteran population combating the ills of PTSD: I can tell you whats working, the Veteran and her favorite bike ride into the country, the veteran teaching group fitness classes as a counterbalance, or the veteran and the wild outdoors. We must get this: "That which I do for you without you I do to you." I'm not sure where I read that statement but it hits home to the reality of what real support will entail. "Inclusion" Simply put, Veterans and consumers alike are shouting: "Include me in the efforts to soothe me, include me in the efforts to bring real change." These experiences can dramatically change a person’s attitude towards life and the world and, thus, the way this S/he perceives that world. Check out Stacy Bare and the Sierra Club. They are a powerful force for good in this world.
Sierra Club: The Land We Defend: A story of seven military veterans, strangers before connecting in the wilderness. Learn more about Sierra Club's work with Military Outdoors and add your support efforts to permanently protect the public lands around the Grand Canyon as a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument at http://www.sc.org/LandWeDefend
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Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy.
Patriotism and Public Lands
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