We believe in the power of nature to replenish our spirit and restore balance to our lives. That’s why, each day from today through Christmas Day, we will post a “Moment of Chill”—a short video that will transport you to a place where you don’t have to do anything but watch, enjoy, and breathe.
Today’s #momentofchill, from Cory Luoma of Fly Out Media, is a serene scene of sockeye salmon at the base of the falls on Alaska’s Copper River, which flows into Lake Iliamna. Since this is Giving Tuesday, want to highlight the fight to stop Pebble Mine.
The rivers of Alaska’s Bristol Bay are home to the world’s largest runs of sockeye salmon, like those shown here beneath the falls on the Copper River. Near the headwaters of this incredible resource, a Canadian mining company has proposed an open-pit copper and gold mine of a scale never seen before in Alaska. Mining is a dirty business, and the chances that toxic chemicals or heavy metals would get into the watershed are high. A coalition of anglers, commercial fishermen, environmentalists, and businesses have been fighting for more than a decade to stop this project. You can help.
To learn more and to take action, visit Save Bristol Bay.
And if you’re having a rough day and feel the need for some new chill NOW, visit the Moment of Chill homepage.