In a season of transition like October in Manitoba, you’ll see and smell fall as a distinct season. Whether it’s highbush cranberries, or nanny berries, or rose hips, the yellow and gold typical of the aspen parkland comes alive. Corporate retreats, small group hikes, and guided experiences in nature are ways that corporate teams, groups, leadership teams (youth and adult) can experience Riding Mountain National Park. An easy way to do this is to check out places to stay like The Lakehouse in downtown Wasagaming, the Elkhorn Resort & Solstice Spa in Onanole, or Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast in Onanole.

As a transition season, the sights and smells are different. But, for many organizations, boards, businesses and community groups, this transition season is an important one to reset budgets, to re-boot ideas for organizational change, or to celebrate a good year. For all these reasons, the Earth Rhythms team, based in Onanole, Manitoba (beside the national park) is a starting point to ask questions about how they might help you to customize your own retreat or business getaway.

Our certified guides and facilitators create imaginative and deep training. They are experienced in a number of outdoor skills and love taking visitors to new places in the park in all seasons. Next season is winter – when snowshoeing and snow tracking in day or night become a great new way to experience the outdoors together.

Perhaps some of these images will inspire you to think about bringing your group or team to the Riding Mountains.

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Bill McKibben-international campaign to make 350ppm the upper limit of global atmospheric CO2

I have come across an inspiring website called Wonderful ideas, actions, interviews, and suggestions about world changing stuff.  We live within a deficit of inspiration and positive stories. We are surrounded by a world in which the media (TV, radio, news, newspapers) concentrate on sensationalism, reality shows, and negative news.  So, it always comes as a left curve to have a media channel in which positive actions, inspired leadership, and world changing ideas can be presented.

Bill McKibben - engaged citizens are the crucial lever to help establish climate change legislation

Bill McKibben - engaged citizens are the crucial lever to help establish climate change legislation

This interview is fascinating.  Bill McKibben is a world renowned activist.  He has started a new movement – – He started the international campaign to make 350ppm of CO2 the safe upper limite for atmospheric carbon.  He sees it as very important to become part of our ordinary household language, wants to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis.

Read this interview to become informed, inspired, and action-oriented.  Our current level of CO2 is 385ppm and climbing.  Bringing it down is absolutely critical – for our future, our planet, and our children.