If you’re headed out for a backpacking trip — or outside anywhere doing anything — Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation probably has a way you can make a difference.

THE LATEST of the MoveShake film series features Gregg Treinish, founder of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. When this backpacker-turned-nonprofit-founder was asked how others could follow their passions for making change, Gregg 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 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 Adventurers 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.

Get inspired by the latest story of the MoveShake series and check out Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation to get involved.