02.26.2017:ALASKA ROCK CLIMBING GYM | FRIGID FLASH | COMPETITION |

ANYONE CAN LEARN TO CLIMB!

Anyone – young or old, in shape or out, thin or not so thin – can get on the walls and experience the physical challenge and mental stimulation of climbing. The Alaska Rock Gym has terrain from less than vertical to overhanging, giving virtually everyone an opportunity to “climb the walls”. We offer our “Intro to Gym Climbing” class on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – a great way to become familiar with the gym and indoor climbing.

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THE ALASKA ROCK GYM OFFERS TWO TYPES OF CLIMBING:

Roped climbing on the taller walls, and bouldering, climbing on low walls in an un-roped fashion. Bouldering, while offering the same experience of working out the “problem” of the arrangement of the holds on the wall, allows the climber to remain low – only climbing to a height within his comfort zone. If height is an issue, bouldering is a great way to get started climbing. It requires no belayer and can be engaged in after just a short orientation.


ROPED CLIMBING REQUIRES TWO PEOPLE:

A climber who ascends the wall and a belayer. The belayer manages the rope protecting the climber from a fall to the ground. This activity involves a learning a sequence of tasks including a climber/belayer cross-check, taking up slack, catching a potential fall, and lowering the climber when she reaches the top of the climb. Our “Intro to Gym Climbing” class includes teaching the participants how to belay and certifying them as top rope belayers in the gym.

CLIMBING IS A GREAT FAMILY ACTIVITY

….and kids as young as two years old can prove to be agile and adept climbers. Children are always welcome at the Alaska Rock Gym! Once parents have been oriented to the gym and passed their belay certification, they can climb and belay their kids any time. Kids must be 14 years or older to earn their own belay certification, and all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied at all times by a supervising adult when in the gym.


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10.04.2016: World Animal Day| Unconditional Love | Earthling Portraits|

“FREEDOM FOR ALL ANIMALS”

MISSION OF WORLD ANIMAL DAY 
To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.  It’s celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.  Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.

World Animal Day was originated by Heinrich Zimmermann

the German writer and publisher of the magazine Mensch und Hund/Man and Dog. He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 at the Sport Palace in Berlin, Germany. Over 5,000 people attended this first event. The event was originally scheduled for 4 October, to align with the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology, however the venue was not available on that day. The event was moved to 4 October for the first time in 1929. Initially he found a following only in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. Every year Zimmermann worked tirelessly on the promotion of World Animal Day. Finally, in May 1931 at a congress of the International Animal Protection Congress in Florence Italy, his proposal to make 4 October World Animal Day universal, was unanimously accepted and adopted as a resolution.

It is sometimes cited that World Animal Day started in 1931 at the convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy who wished to highlight the plight of endangered species.

Today, World Animal Day is a global event uniting the animal protection movement, led and sponsored by UK-based animal welfare charity, Naturewatch Foundation since 2003.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." -Anatole France
"If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am." 
-Charles Yu


11.19.2016: International Men’s Day| Male Portraits|

International Men’s Day finds support from a variety of individuals and groups in Oceania, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.

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The objectives of celebrating an International Men’s Day include focusing on men’s and boys’ health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting male role models. It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care. The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic humanitarian values.
International Men’s Day is celebrated in over 70 countries

2016’s

theme for International Men’s Day was “Stop Male Suicide.” In every country except China, the rate of suicide in men is higher than that of women, an some cases as high as six men for every one woman, and life expectancy is routinely less for men than women in all countries. To this end, “Global Action on Men’s Health.”

According to its creators, International Men’s Day is a time to promote positive aspects of male identity based on the premise that ‘males of all ages respond more energetically to positive role models than they do to negative gender stereotyping’.During past years the method of commemorating International Men’s Day included public seminars, classroom activities at schools, radio and television programs, peaceful displays and marches, debates, panel discussions, award ceremonies, and art displays. The manner of observing this annual day is optional, and any appropriate forums can be used. Early pioneers of IMD reminded that the day is not intended to compete against International Women’s Day, but is for the purpose of highlighting men’s experiences. In 2009 the following broad objectives were ratified as a basis for all International Men’s Day observations, and are applied equally to men and boys irrespective of their age, ability, social background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief and relationship status:

  • To promote positive male role models; not just movie stars and sportsmen but everyday, working class men who are living decent, honest lives.
  • To celebrate men’s positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment.
  • To focus on men’s health and wellbeing; social, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  • To highlight discrimination against men; in areas of social services, social attitudes and expectations, and law.
  • To improve gender relations and promote gender equality.
  • To create a safer, better world; where people can live free from harm and grow to reach their full potential.

According to Men’s Activism News Network, International Men’s Day also interfaces with “Movember” – a worldwide moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health, one of the key themes promoted on IMD. It also interfaces with Universal Children’s Day on 20 November and forms a 48-hour celebration firstly of men, then children respectively, with a recognition of the bonds between them.

07.25.2015: Dagur Utan Tíma – Day Out Of Time|Time is Art|

Day Out Of Time ICELAND / DAGUR UTAN TÍMA

DAGUR UTAN TÍMA, er hátið alheimsfriðar í gegnum listir.
One Earth – One People – One Time / Ein Jörg – Ein Menning – Einn Tími
HVAÐ ER DAGUR UTAN TÍMA ?
Dagur utan tímans er mikilvægur dagur fyrir mannkynið
og Mayarnir – hin fornu menningarsamfélög indjána – héldu þennan dag hátíðlegan
vegna þess að þá var sólin er í samhljómi við stjörnuna siríus, ár hvert, samanber Tzolkin fræðin. Tzolkin þýðir í raun “gengið í gegnum dagana”,
HVAÐ GERIST á Degi utan tíma í Grasagarðinum ?
Þetta er hátíð fyrir alla sem vilja koma, vera með og taka þátt.
Þú ert hjartanlega velkomin(n) að koma og deila hæfileikum þínum með umheiminum svo sem; listum, yoga, heilsu, dansi, tónlist, ljóðum, handavinnu…
Dagskrá er frá 9 – 18 í Grasagarðinum, laugardaginn 25. júlí
SÉRSTAKIR VIÐBURÐIR eru á þessum tímum
kl. 11:11
World Water Meditation; Masaru Emoto legacy / Hugleiðsla til heilunnar á vatni fyrir heiminn og mannkynið
kl. 13:20
Day out of Time Ceremony to the 7 Galactic Directions (Activation of the 5 Medicine Wheels of Iceland)
EF ÞÚ VILT TAKA ÞÁTT – komdu í Grasagarðinn í Reykjavík 25.júlí
Taktu með borðið þitt, mottuna eða verkfærin sem þú þarft til að sýna þig og þína hæfileika. Mayarnir sögðu: TÍMINN ER LIST
Það kostar ekkert að vera með og þér er velkomið að selja vöruna þína á svæðinu.

A day out of time? What could that possibly be?

The Day Out of Time

has been celebrated since 1992, as part of a growing populist world movement, the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement, whose purpose is just that – to change the calendar. July 25, the Gregorian Calendar date of the Day Out of Time, is the 365th day of the year of the Thirteen Moon Calendar. This harmonic timing standard measures the year in thirteen even months of 28 days each, a perpetual calendar of 52 perfect weeks, making a total of 364 days. The 365th day, the Day Out of Time’ is no day of the week or month at all, but truly a Day Out of Time. For this reason, this special day is observed as the day to cancel debts, to pardon and forgive, and to celebrate life through art and culture – hence, Peace Through Culture Festival.
The Day Out of Time is the day to celebrate time is art. And since art is the basis of constructive peace, this day is also celebrated as International Peace through Culture Day.
Peace through culture is a fundamental premise of the 13 moon/28-day calendar. When you celebrate time is art you are promoting peace through culture.
If you go to most any Day Out of Time celebration you will see the banner of peace. The symbol on that banner signifies the unity of art, science and spirituality.

03.08.2008: International Women’s Day|Female Portraits|

International Women’s Day (March 8)

is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

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We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.  In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements. An effective Women’s Day was the 1975 Icelandic women’s strike which paved the way for the first female president in the world.

In some regions, the day lost its political flavor and became simply an occasion for people to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Some people celebrate the day by wearing purple ribbons.

03.11.11: Fukushima Daiichi – JAPAN|The Day The Earth Stood Still|

…As the world’s governments and scientists race to understand what is happening and how to stop it.

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“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe”.

Albert Einstein

The 9.1 EarthQuake in JAPAN originated a tsunami that precipitated chaos upon the nuclear power plant of fukushima endangering all earthlings to an uncertain future.

04.22.2015: Earth Day – Forever Green |Sacred Nature|

“NATURE DOESN’T NEED PEOPLE, PEOPLE NEED NATURE.”

We depend entirely on a healthy natural environment for our wealth and wellbeing. It is fundamental to our economy and social structures, our homes and neighbourhoods, our ability to create and construct things, and to our health and happiness. Human beings are part of the natural world; we are one species amongst millions and have evolved to be part of nature, not apart from it.

While millions of people regularly watch TV programs about nature and wildlife, the membership of nature conservation organizations is growing but really needs more support to help wildlife for the future. Legislation intended to protect nature is becoming more abundant and a growing area of land (and more recently, sea) is being designated as having special protection. However wildlife and wild places have been declining in quantity and quality for decades and continue to do so. The high value that people often attach to nature on a personal, individual level, is rarely translated into public policy or the investment and spending decisions of government, organizations and private companies.

Nature matters simply because it does, but also because it brings people huge emotional value, it delivers a wide range of valuable goods and services that are of practical benefit to society, and much of the emotional and practical value that it generates has financial value which contributes to the economic performance of the industrialised countries. It is central to addressing many of the industralised most pressing social and economic problems (such as declining mental health, increasing non-communicable diseases, declining social cohesion, increasing inequality, increasing flood risk, increasing urbanisation) and to maintaining the productivity and quality of life of a growing and aging population).