JoAnna Haugen

Writer, traveler and inquisitive mind curious about life, creativity and everyday occurrences.

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JoAnna Haugen

206 days ago

Interesting think piece about Iceland, #overtourism, and whether it's possible to have an experience that is uniquely your own.

My own private Iceland

vox.com

JoAnna Haugen

217 days ago

I have been a Peter Hessler fan for a long time. Loved this interview that dives into his background and writing process.

Unearthing the Story: An Interview with Peter Hessler

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

218 days ago

This is alarmingly depressing.

Why Everything Is Getting Louder

theatlantic.com

JoAnna Haugen

226 days ago

A peek behind those “net zero” goals.

Greta Thunberg accuses rich countries of “creative carbon accounting”

economist.com

JoAnna Haugen

239 days ago

I love this woman's positive - and realistic - attitude.

Unfriendly Climate

getpocket.com

JoAnna Haugen

239 days ago

Lovely article about a little-known corner of Estonia. I love the emphasis on the fact the residents don’t want to cater to mass tourism.

Welcome to Estonia’s Isle of Women

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

241 days ago

Beautiful piece about the Abujhmadia. There's so much I don't know I don't know.

For the Abujhmadia, work — like much else — is a living abstract. It is mediated by the wilds, by their unintelligibility and mystery. The Earth is not resolutely material, nor bound to the senses, or their tangible-visible forms.

Work, Tools, and Austerity

earthisland.org

JoAnna Haugen

246 days ago

A powerful, timely, terrifying, and essential article about the importance of a free press.

The Growing Threat to Journalism Around the World

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

249 days ago

I love this conservation initiatives that empower local communities. Big environmental issues can not be addressed unless they’re part of the solution.

In Nepal, Government, Community Collaboration Boosts Wild Tiger Population

globalpressjournal.com

JoAnna Haugen

251 days ago

Empowering local communities is essential in addressing many of the problems our planet faces.

For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation

wri.org

JoAnna Haugen

256 days ago

“Tourists, travel providers, outlets, and agents need only recognize the potential for tunnel vision and ask themselves whether there are perspectives missing in what we are reading and watching. And then, make every effort to seek them out.”

Tourists, travel providers, outlets, and agents need only recognize the potential for tunnel vision and ask themselves whether there are perspectives missing in what we are reading and watching. And then, make every effort to seek them out.

What I’ve learned as a black traveler

nationalgeographic.com

JoAnna Haugen

267 days ago

I looked into taking a repositioning cruise as an alternative for air travel a few years ago. Right now, boat travel simply isn't an option for the average person.

Greta Thunberg made it to New York emissions-free – but the ocean doesn’t yet hold the key to low-carbon travel

theconversation.com

JoAnna Haugen

273 days ago

I've been thinking a lot about Greenland lately - and not because Trump tried to buy it. Because it is so undeveloped and untouched, I feel strongly that the rest of the world can learn from it. This piece validates that belief ... in an alarming way.

Life on thin ice: mental health at the heart of the climate crisis

theguardian.com

JoAnna Haugen

281 days ago

We need to continue showing up and standing up for - and supporting - #media outlets that put quality #journalism before profits for private-equity firms.

A metastasizing swath of media is controlled by private-equity vultures and capricious billionaires and other people who genuinely believe that they are rich because they are smart and that they are smart because they are rich, and that anyone less rich is by definition less smart.

The Adults In The Room

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JoAnna Haugen

282 days ago

The problem: There is a distinct lack of solutions based on data coupled with political challenges faced by destinations in even conceptualizing a long-term plan to control tourism growth with a focus on quality of life for residents.

The problem: There is a distinct lack of solutions based on data coupled with political challenges faced by destinations in even conceptualizing a long-term plan to control tourism growth with a focus on quality of life for residents.

How Bad Will It Get When Overtourism Meets Climate Change?

skift.com

JoAnna Haugen

282 days ago

Is it ironic to talk with the few close friends I have about how hard it is to make friends in your 30s?

How Friendships Change in Adulthood

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JoAnna Haugen

285 days ago

I highly recommend carving out time to read this. It is *not* okay.

Inside The Prison Where Inmates Set Each Other On Fire and Gangs Have More Power Than Guards — ProPublica

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JoAnna Haugen

287 days ago

This guy's carbon-free life is extreme, but it points out the four most effective things people can do to reduce their carbon footprint: having fewer children, avoid driving cars, avoid airplane travel, eat a plant-based diet.

Awkward Cause

maisonneuve.org

JoAnna Haugen

288 days ago

Beautiful parallel comparisons made by this author. I agree, women have been far more generous with their time in my life.

No, it’s not the lack of time which surprises me.

It is those people who have no time but are generous nonetheless.

The Cost of Reading

longreads.com

JoAnna Haugen

333 days ago

I've read about the National Radio Quiet Zone before and am completely intrigued by it. I'm honestly curious if a person's physical body feels different there.

The Land Where the Internet Ends

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

333 days ago

This would be hard for me, but I love the idea of specifically creating cars where you are welcome - and encouraged - to chat with strangers.

Is friendly public transport the answer to the loneliness epidemic?

weforum.org

JoAnna Haugen

333 days ago

Read this, and then read it again. Then make a true commitment to cut plastic out of your life.

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret

theguardian.com

JoAnna Haugen

345 days ago

What does - and will - climate change cost? This piece thoroughly breaks it down. Spoiler alert: It's expensive.

How Climate Change Impacts the Economy

blogs.ei.columbia.edu

JoAnna Haugen

347 days ago

YES! > People living in poverty are not problems to be solved, Carampatana said. “They are part of the solution.”

Local Communities Aren’t Just Climate Victims. They’re Climate Adaptation Leaders

wri.org

JoAnna Haugen

347 days ago

A lovely story of defying social and political barriers to find peace in books.

A Library Thrives, Quietly, in One of Pakistan’s Gun Markets

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

352 days ago

"Each year as I lay prone, feet in the stirrups, for my annual pelvic exam, I would inquire about it. In response, I would have another option foisted upon me." I can relate.

Why Sterilization At 31 Was This Woman's Plan A

bust.com

JoAnna Haugen

352 days ago

So far, little is being done to address the #overtourism problems on Everest, particularly from the Nepal side. Money speaks. Do not spend money exacerbating this problem.

The deaths on Mount Everest prove adventure tourism is out of control

qz.com

JoAnna Haugen

356 days ago

"Everything screamed “emergency,” even though the word wasn’t used." Words matter. Let's stop tip-toeing around the issues.

Language matters when the Earth is in the midst of a climate crisis

theconversation.com

JoAnna Haugen

356 days ago

The eternal question. How to balance tourism with the harm it causes. There's no easy answer, but keep educating yourself. Keep asking the hard questions. #responsibletourism

If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home?

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

359 days ago

I've been mulling over this piece for a few days. Not sure what to feel about it, or what to do about it. We offset our flights. If that's not an option and we're not going to stop flying, what is the alternative?

Why Carbon Credits For Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing

features.propublica.org

JoAnna Haugen

359 days ago

More #travel writing like this, please. This is a beautiful example of slowing down and treading lightly. (via @SouthWritLarge)

Under a Blue Moon

southwritlarge.com

JoAnna Haugen

364 days ago

Solutions journalism for the win. I believe this kind of reporting can actually engage and activate people, especially when it comes to universal issues like the climate crisis.

Climate change or climate crisis? To really engage people, the media should talk about solutions

theconversation.com

JoAnna Haugen

364 days ago

Take note, America. Public transportation is one of the things I most love about living outside of the U.S.

Why Public Transportation Works Better Outside the U.S.

getpocket.com

JoAnna Haugen

374 days ago

Read this. Yes, it is painful - very painful - but make yourself aware and then pass this on to others so they are also aware. If your travel experience involves animal, be wary and ask questions.

Suffering unseen: The dark truth behind wildlife tourism

nationalgeographic.com

JoAnna Haugen

374 days ago

“Boys will be boys, preying on other boys and girls.”

Boys will be boys, preying on other boys and girls.

Teenage Pricks

thebaffler.com

JoAnna Haugen

382 days ago

Love this piece of solutions journalism on reducing crime near Nairobi.

Gangs to gardens: Kenyan youth shun crime to create green spaces

news.trust.org

JoAnna Haugen

384 days ago

It's humbling to read about the lengths many people go to to do the right thing for the planet.

Inside the complex and secretive world of rhino conservation

adventure.com

JoAnna Haugen

390 days ago

"Decision-makers worry a lot about economic recessions, but an ecological recession could have even worse consequences — and the biodiversity damage we've had means we're at risk of that happening.”

5 reasons why biodiversity is a big deal

mnn.com

JoAnna Haugen

391 days ago

Having watched this all play out in real time, I found this article to be a great explanation of the conflict of politics + press in Ukraine.

Ukraine made a comedian its president. Here’s what US media can learn.

cjr.org

JoAnna Haugen

391 days ago

Are we scared yet? Because we should be.

How Climate Change Will Affect Real Lives — Now and in the Future

therevelator.org

JoAnna Haugen

391 days ago

Put down the phone and pick up a book! Anyone who doesn't invest at least a few hours a week reading is missing out on mental clarity.

Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

401 days ago

Do not politicize cursive.

Cursive Seemed to Go the Way of Quills and Parchment. Now It’s Coming Back.

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

405 days ago

An interesting consideration about whether cloning trees can help save the environment.

Send in the Clones

believermag.com

JoAnna Haugen

412 days ago

An insightful piece about the realities of being a woman in the world today. Yet, yes, I think a woman could walk around the world.

Could a woman walk around the world today?

nationalgeographic.com

JoAnna Haugen

413 days ago

Admittedly, this one hit me hard. I recognize the importance of being honest about the origins of America's national park system and "fathers of conservation."

Stop Glorifying John Muir

terraincognitamedia.com

JoAnna Haugen

414 days ago

A coming home of sorts for word nerds everywhere.

Dropped Hyphens, Split Infinitives, and Other Thrilling Developments from the 2019 American Copy Editors Society Conference

newyorker.com

JoAnna Haugen

414 days ago

“I don't fear missing out. I fear not giving enough attention to the things that I already know for sure are important.”

I don't fear missing out. I fear not giving enough attention to the things that I already know for sure are important.

Cal Newport on Why We'll Look Back at Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes

gq.com

JoAnna Haugen

416 days ago

And obviously I want to make this trip now. I'm such a sucker for trains.

A Remarkable Rail Journey Into the Horn of Africa’s Past, and Future

nytimes.com

JoAnna Haugen

418 days ago

Well, now we've got an astronomical number tied to the damage plastics cause.

Ocean plastic pollution costs the planet $2.5 trillion per year

treehugger.com

JoAnna Haugen

419 days ago

Supporting Indigenous languages is a vital piece of cultural preservation.

With Indigenous Languages in Steep Decline, Summer Camps Offer Hope

nytimes.com

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