3 Seconds of Courage…That’s All It Takes. {Video}

Via Allie Bombach
on Jul 11, 2013
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When asked how others could follow their passions for making change, Gregg Treinish simply replied:

“Three seconds of courage… That’s all it takes.”

The thought of making positive change in this world is often followed by a frustrating and sometimes disheartening, “How?”

Gregg asked himself this same question for many years, until one day, at lunch with his friend Deia Scholsberg, it hit him. He had all the right tools, and was recently given a huge leg up in connections by being named an Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. Gregg combined his passion for adventure, his deep interest and education in wildlife biology, and three seconds of courage to found Adventures and Scientists for Conservation.

A year of unpaid work and complete dedication was followed by a wave of support that is continuing to grow. The organization is becoming more and more successful through each expedition they connect a scientist to.

Beneath the success, however, lies the reality of day to day life. In this story we hear how Gregg struggles to balance the responsibility he feels toward the environment with the relationships he holds dear. We’ll follow Gregg during one difficult expedition where he realizes that relationships are what give us the courage to make change in the first place.

Gregg Treinish, A MoveShake Story from RED REEL on Vimeo.

More info: www.moveshake.org

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About Allie Bombach

Living in her restored 1970 Airstream, Allie recently relocated to Portland, Oregon where she works as a freelance videographer and filmmaker for the outdoor industry. She graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a B.A. in Business Marketing with a concentration in videography. A former raft guide and snowboard instructor, Allie found a passion in inspiring others to make the outdoors a part of their lives. Finding inspiration from the power of storytelling, she strives to promote simple living and environmental education. Only finding true peace while in between the lines, she finds “home” while on the road. An avid commuter in love with her bike, Allie is always in search for the next adventure, a good high five, and a hoppy IPA.


2 Responses to “3 Seconds of Courage…That’s All It Takes. {Video}”

  1. Carrie says:

    This video/documentary is absolutely amazing! Thank you!

  2. sgw says:

    Great post!!! and fabulous venture.