Sam Haddad

The Italian fisher taking on industrial deep-sea trawlers
Art

The Italian fisher taking on industrial deep-sea trawlers

Through his underwater sculpture museum, Paolo Fanciulli highlights the destruction of big fishing’s supply chain.

Written by: Sam Haddad

How north Devon became the UK's first world surfing reserve
Surf

How north Devon became the UK's first world surfing reserve

Joining 11 revered spots from Malibu to Australia’s Gold Coast, the community-run project hopes to unite locals and protect the ecosystem for future generations.

Written by: Sam Haddad

It's time for skateboarding's environmental reckoning
Skate

It's time for skateboarding's environmental reckoning

Skateboarding is heavily dependent on carbon-hungry concrete, but could a cement-free alternative and a focus on skate-friendly cities help reduce its impact?

Written by: Sam Haddad

The fight to get oil off Norway’s slopes
Activism

The fight to get oil off Norway’s slopes

'We're running out of time' — Norway prides itself as a top winter sports destination while also being the largest fossil fuel producer in Western Europe. Now, skiers and snowboarders in the climate activist group Stopp Oljeletinga are urging their industry to cut ties with oil for good.

Written by: Sam Haddad

The film exposing surfing’s toxic supply chain
Surf

The film exposing surfing’s toxic supply chain

Made by two surfers from the north-east of England, 'The Big Sea' exposes the unlikely link between wetsuits and a small town in Louisiana where the risk of cancer is 50 times the national average for the United States.

Written by: Sam Haddad

The North East fishers taking on the Tories over die-offs
Activism

The North East fishers taking on the Tories over die-offs

Stop the dredge — Mass crustacean die-offs in the North East have led a community of fishermen to take action to save their seas.

Written by: Sam Haddad

The action sports agent who wants to make the mountains less white
Outsiders Project

The action sports agent who wants to make the mountains less white

The Outsiders Project x Merrell 1TRL — Aissam Dabbaoui knows from experience how it feels to be excluded from snowsports. And now through his High Five ski and snowboard film festival, he wants to help young people, especially those of North African origin, feel welcome in the scene.

Written by: Sam Haddad

The hikers inspiring a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts
Outdoors

The hikers inspiring a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts

In partnership with Columbia — Founder of All Terrain 95, Kian Patel, thinks mountain sunrises deliver as big a buzz as a good night out and he’s on a mission to tell as many people as he can.

Written by: Sam Haddad

The community championing women in the outdoors
Outdoors

The community championing women in the outdoors

In partnership with Columbia — Fashion student Hannah da Silva loved technical wear and the outdoor aesthetic, but she felt it was a mostly male space. So, she set up Gorp Girls to bring women into the picture.

Written by: Sam Haddad

The hiking group bringing people together
Outdoors

The hiking group bringing people together

In partnership with Columbia — After realising that hiking in nature gave their mental health a boost, six friends set up a community group to help others feel the benefit of getting outdoors.

Written by: Sam Haddad

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