We want to inspire you to go outside and see nature with different eyes. What happens to the body and mind when we are outdoors? Why has birdwatching become such a hyped hobby? What can we create from all the plastic in the ocean? We tell personal and exciting stories of people who are at home outdoors.
Jack Wolfskin x Naito
The Japanese graphic artist created a bold print capsule collection for Jack Wolfskin
Guerel Sahin, Photographer and Brand Ambassador
The travel and landscape photographer took a leap of faith and made his dream reality
Searching for Stars
Stargazing not only sparks curiosity among kids, it can help to foster a love of learning, nature and science
The Plastic Hike Exhibition
The Trash Traveler's first exhibition featuring sculptures made from ocean plastic
Turning Smog Into Diamonds
An interview with Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde about social design and the power of community
On the Wolftrail With Guerel Sahin
The landscape photographer about his favorite part of the trekking adventure in the Scottish Highlands
Jack Wolfskin’s Anniversary Collection
To mark 40 years of Jack Wolfskin, the brand has reinterpreted some of its most notable product icons
Give Bees a Chance
Beekeeping is trending everywhere, but why are bee mortality rates still up?
From North to South
This is a story of two different worlds facing the same problem: climate change
Reconnecting with Nature
Environmental blogger Margarita from Margreen shows ways to get grounded and use the healing powers of nature
Hiking guide Ben Mueller takes us through the remote wilderness of the Scottish Highlands
14,912 – Number of miles that The Great Trail in Canada runs. It is currently the longest hiking trail in the world.
Can Tree-Planting Really Offset Our Carbon Footprint?
It sounds too easy to be true: Can we really nullify our carbon footprint just by paying for trees?
The Alladale Wilderness Reserve
How a Scottish Highlands Resort Wants to Bring the Wolf Back to the Island
El Hierro – Evolution in Real Time
The island's efforts to run on clean energy have quietly failed. Yet, our author found a secluded sanctuary
The Ubiquity of the Paw Print Jacket
American author Sally McGrane explains why the German spy in her novel wears a Jack Wolfskin jacket
Ecosia – The Search Engine for the Planet
The Berlin-based startup uses 80% of it's profits to plant trees all around the world and fight climate change
From Trash to Treasure
British designer Stuart Haygarth makes extraordinarily beautiful chandeliers from ocean plastic
A Guide to Wild Edibles and Herbs by Sonja Greimel
Jack Wolfskin PR Manager Sonja Greimel teaches how to identify herbs and how to use them
Repair Clothes and Help Reduce Textile Waste
Jack Wolfskin has a repair service to help customers conserve resources and reduce waste
Peter Wohlleben About the Hidden Life of Trees and Indestructible Sleeping Bags
The best selling author says trees can feel and urges us to rethink how we treat them
A Conversation With Environmental Activist Céline Cousteau
Despite all the human-made damage she encounters, Cousteau remains optimistic
Germany’s Search for the Supertree
Germany's trees are in bad shape, so scientist are searching for a climate change resistant species.
It's the perfect time for a little fantasy trip to distract us from the “current situation”
Dr. Busch, What Goes on in Our Minds When We’re Surrounded by Nature?
Our digital lifestyle limits productivity and creativity. Dr. Busch explains why nature is the best cure.
26% – increase in cognitive function scores of employees working inside green-certified building opposed to their peers in non-certified buildings
30% – fewer sickness related absences are filed in office spaces with lots of greenery
The ASI Reisen Headquarters – A Building in Harmony With Nature
With a lush exterior, an open floor plan, and nap niches, these headquarters fulfill employees' dreams
The Birding Hype
Birdwatching is no longer viewed as an eccentric hobby. It's hip, even political!
Stedsans in the Woods
This eco-retreat in the Swedish forest is not just a zen hotel. It's a concept for a lifestyle of the future
900% – amount that US camping platform Tentrr has grown in May of 2020 compared to the first quarter. Corona has caused a global camping boom.
The online platform lets you pitch your tent on someone else's property for one night
Feather-Light Down Alternatives
Microguard Superloft is an animal friendly material that offers even more advantages than real feathers
12 – percentage of used clothing that is globally being recycled.
64 – number of used PET bottles that go into a recycled Jack Wolfskin men’s jacket. To date, Jack Wolfskin has given 19 million PET bottles a new life.
The Church of Sweat
The health benefits of sauna use are indisputable. Our author worships the church of sweat
A Father-Son Transalpine Journey
Crossing the Alps by bike from Lake Constance to Lago Maggiore
5 Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
Hiking can be done pretty unsustainably. Here's what to keep in mind to protect nature
An interview with molecular biologist and plastic pollution activist Andreas Noe aka the Trash Traveler
110.000 – Number of miles an average person walks in their life.
The Art of Shinrin-Yoku
An Interview With Nature Therapist Lia Braun About Forest Bathing and How It Can Enhance Our Health
Transcending Boundaries – The Gendarmstien Trail
Unlimited Views on Denmark's Most Beautiful Hiking Trail Along the German Border
Slow but Steady
A Conversation About Hiking on Your Front Doorstep With
Hiking Guide Gustl Fraedrich
For Four Weeks Author Jens Steingässer Travels by Bike and Packraft Along German Waterways
Walden 2020 – All Paths Lead to the Self
In Times of Crises We Seek to Ground Ourselves Through Nature. What Can Thoreau’s Classic Teach Us Today?
Walking in nature can boost creative problem-solving skills by 60%
Vancouver, Canada is the most instagrammed #vanlife location in the world.
Picnics Instead of Conference Calls – The New Work-Life Integration
3D Artist Paul Milinski's Dreamy Designs Inspire Us to Re-Think Integrative Living and Working Spaces
Traveling to Montenegro in Our Van
Picture Perfect Van Life Causes Our Author Anguish. Yet Her Family Is Giving It a Try on a Trip to Montenegro
Due to the Corona restrictions, Germans currently ride their bikes twice as much as before the pandemic. In April 2020, bicycle usage even quadrupled.
Dogs may sniff out COVID-19 infections in the future. In a Finnish study, dogs trained as medical diagnostic assistants learned to recognize the signature odor caused by the coronavirus.
Wolfgang Buttress – A Symphony of Bee and Man
The artist's sculpture Hive in London is controlled by the vibrations of honeybees
570K – Tons of plastic waste that end up in the Mediterranean Sea every year. The Seaqual Initiative has retrieved 600 tons of it and turned it into Seaqual yarn.
How I became a photographer
Anna Heupel's office job made her unhappy. So she took a plunge into uncertainty only to come out stronger
“If we don’t flip the switch, the littering will just continue”
SEAQUAL Initiative offers yarn made from marine plastic. An Interview with CEO Michel Chtepa
Can You Keep It Down?
Noise pollution is stressful for humans. We can only imagine the harmful effects on the animal world.
A Night Hike to Mount Bromo
Climbing the 7,641 feet high volcano in Indonesia is no piece of cake - but definitely worth the effort
60 – number of centimeters that the Himalaya’s highest peaks lost during the 2015 earthquake in Nepal
Swimming in Cities
Swimming in urban waters gives our author a completely new perspective of a city
Parks Project – National Parks Apparel
Out of love for US national parks, Parks Project makes merchandise that funds the parks and drives awareness
12,5 – Kilograms of CO2 that a beech can absorb per year
Staying at Home With Kids
Lockdown with kids is easier said than done. Our author's son builds a bike ramp in the backyard
The Language of Nature in Our Lives
Busy bees and social butterflies: It’s interesting to see how accurate these descriptions really are
A newly discovered deep-sea crustacean has been named after heavy metal heroes, Metallica
Camino de Santiago – A Pilgrimage in Plastic Ponchos
Inspired by an Interview with Shirley MacLaine, a mother and her daughter hike the Camino de Santiago
347,538 – Number of people who walked the Camino de Santiago in 2019
Hiking in a Place Built for Cars
California is built for cars. Here is what you experience if you walk along El Camino Real instead.
The Virtual Illusion of Marisa Hampe
Instagram Influencer and photographer Marisa Hampe about the perfect illusion of social media
Learning from Nature
An Interview with Petra Jäger, the founder of Germany's first forest school
500 – Years it takes for average plastic bottles to fully decompose. Or it gets a new life as a Texapore Ecosphere product.
35 – increase in percent that food tastes better on hikes (active time starting at 2 hours 40 minutes)
Tiny Houses May Not Be the Future of Housing but They Can Be a Gateway Drug to Simpler Life
Lost Places – Abandoned Military Base Vogelsang
Nature is impressively reclaiming this deserted former soviet town
The Sound of Silence
The sound of nature has inspired musicians from Björk to Billie Eilish
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