オペレーション・クリアフィールドについて

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2017/08/12 02:00:14
オペレーション・クリアフィールドを通じてナショナルパーク・ファウンデーションを支援するイングレス・コミュニティ

最近のことですが、私はゴーラックと共同で行うマイクロサービス・イベントである「オペレーション・クリアフィールド」を昨晩、個人的に初めて達成することができました。オペレーション・クリアフィールドあるいはOCFと呼ばれるこのイベントは、アメリカ合衆国内120の都市で行われるものであり、イングレスのゲームプレイやスカベンジャーハント、コミュニティサービスで構成されています。この「マイクロサービス」イベントは、世界中のイングレス・コミュニティの皆さんに楽しんでいただけるよう設計されており、皆さんに旅路を強いる一般的なメガイベントとは異なるものです。

イングレスもゴーラックもともに屋外で大いに楽しむものであることから、この企画による収入全額を国立公園局公認の慈善団体、ナショナルパーク・ファウンデーションへ寄付ことにしました。個人的にもサイクリングや仕事、家族とのキャンプや世界各地のイングレス・イベントで多くの時間を過ごしてきましたから、国立公園に報いることを嬉しく思っています。

私の参加した日には、地元のフードバンクのために食糧を持ち寄って寄付し、地元コミュニティを訪れてポータルのキャプチャやリンク形成を行いつつ、その途で出逢うホームレスと言葉を交わし、夕食を提供していきました。

どういったものなのでしょうか。よく知る場所で日頃と異なる状況、異なるときに感じることは説明し難いものです。この特別な企画はオークランドのメリット湖において午後6時に開始されました。夕陽から伸びる金色の光のなか、畔に立ち意気込む我々の姿がありました。コミュニティ支援団体に顔を出し、その途でゴミ拾いを行い、使命を達成し、セルフィを撮影して報告を執筆しました。

その公園を通ったことは何百回とありましたが、違う場所のように見えました。オークランドの美しさに目を奪われていた市外からの訪問者のおかげで、建物のアールデコ様式の外観に初めて気づきましたし、園内の花々やレッドウッドを新鮮な思いで見ることができたのです。

心に残る瞬間が幾つかありました。とあるオークランド市民と出逢い、その許可を得て彼の犬とともに湖の畔で撮影した写真(困惑した表情も次第に笑顔となっていましたね)、今では高齢者人材センターなどに利用されている1926年築の退役軍人記念館内の華やかなインテリア、シャレー湖裏手の埠頭にある屋外テーブルに飲み物を飲んでいる際に湖を挟んで見た1925年以来の「ネックレス・オブ・ライト」があります。

皆さんが今年の夏に行われているオペレーション・クリアフィールドへ参加できることを願っています。それは奉仕活動ですが、他の誰かのためにせねばならぬとは考えず、皆さん自身のために行ってください。それが夕刻あるいは午後を愉しく励むコツであり、他の素晴らしい人々との出逢いがあることは間違いないことなのです。

こちらから近隣で開催されるオペレーション・クリアフィールドを探してください。

疑問があれば、オペレーション・クリアフィールドの「よくある質問」をこちらからご覧ください。

ジョン・ハンケ

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Ingress
2017/08/12 02:00:14
Ingress Community Helping Our National Parks With #OpClearField Events

I recently completed my first "Operation Clear Field" last night, a micro-service event that we are doing in conjunction with GoRuck. Operation Clear Field or OCF is a series of events being run in 120 cities across the United States that combine Ingress gameplay, a scavenger hunt, and community service. I call these 'micro-service' events because they are designed to bring the fun to Ingress communities all across the country versus our typical model of having a mega-event that people have to travel to.

Since Ingress and GORUCK are both best enjoyed in the great outdoors, we decided that all proceeds from this series would be donated to the National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service. I personally spend a lot of time outdoors, from cycling to work to camping with my family to attending Ingress events around the globe, so I'm excited to be able to help give back to our National Parks.

On the night I attended, we obtained and donated food to a local food bank, visited local community aid organizations, captured Portals and created Links between Portals located at community sites, met and talked with a homeless person and brought him dinner, and stopped to socialize along the way.

What was it like? It's hard to explain the feeling of being in a place you know well in a different context at a different time of day than you normally see it. This particular event started at 6PM at Oakland's Lake Merritt. In the 'golden hour' light extending past sunset, we found ourselves hustling along the lake under its strand of lights, poking our heads into nearby community service organizations, picking up trash along the way, completing our tasks and documenting everything by jamming ourselves into Instagram selfies.

Even though I have been through that park hundreds of times, it looked different. I found myself gazing at Art Deco building facades I had never seen before and taking in the flowers and redwood trees in the park with fresh eyes, helped by an out-of-town visitor who was shocked to see this beautiful side of Oakland.

There were a few moments that linger as mental snapshots-- the look on the face of an Oaklander when we, with his permission, posed to take a photo with his dog beside the lake (a confused expression eased into a smile), the ornate interior of the Veterans Memorial Building (a 1926 gem that functions as a senior citizen resource center, among other things), and the view of the "Necklace of Lights" (first turned on in 1925) across the lake as we sipped a drink at the outdoor tables on the pier behind Lake Chalet.

I hope you will be able to join one of the OCF events this summer. They are based on service but don't do it because you think you need to do something for someone else, do it for yourself. It's a fun and energizing way to spend an evening or afternoon and you are sure to meet some other great people.

Find the closest #OpClearField event to you here:
https://ingress.com/events#ocf

Got questions? Check out the Operation Clear Field FAQ here:
https://goruck.zendesk.com/hc/articles/115002512823

-jh

Niantic
2017/08/12 03:44:00
Ingress Community Helping Our National Parks With #OpClearField Events

I recently completed my first "Operation Clear Field" last night, a micro-service event that we are doing in conjunction with GoRuck. Operation Clear Field or OCF is a series of events being run in 120 cities across the United States that combine Ingress gameplay, a scavenger hunt, and community service. I call these 'micro-service' events because they are designed to bring the fun to Ingress communities all across the country versus our typical model of having a mega-event that people have to travel to.

Since Ingress and GORUCK are both best enjoyed in the great outdoors, we decided that all proceeds from this series would be donated to the National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service. I personally spend a lot of time outdoors, from cycling to work to camping with my family to attending Ingress events around the globe, so I'm excited to be able to help give back to our National Parks.

On the night I attended, we obtained and donated food to a local food bank, visited local community aid organizations, captured Portals and created Links between Portals located at community sites, met and talked with a homeless person and brought him dinner, and stopped to socialize along the way.

What was it like? It's hard to explain the feeling of being in a place you know well in a different context at a different time of day than you normally see it. This particular event started at 6PM at Oakland's Lake Merritt. In the 'golden hour' light extending past sunset, we found ourselves hustling along the lake under its strand of lights, poking our heads into nearby community service organizations, picking up trash along the way, completing our tasks and documenting everything by jamming ourselves into Instagram selfies.

Even though I have been through that park hundreds of times, it looked different. I found myself gazing at Art Deco building facades I had never seen before and taking in the flowers and redwood trees in the park with fresh eyes, helped by an out-of-town visitor who was shocked to see this beautiful side of Oakland.

There were a few moments that linger as mental snapshots-- the look on the face of an Oaklander when we, with his permission, posed to take a photo with his dog beside the lake (a confused expression eased into a smile), the ornate interior of the Veterans Memorial Building (a 1926 gem that functions as a senior citizen resource center, among other things), and the view of the "Necklace of Lights" (first turned on in 1925) across the lake as we sipped a drink at the outdoor tables on the pier behind Lake Chalet.

I hope you will be able to join one of the OCF events this summer. They are based on service but don't do it because you think you need to do something for someone else, do it for yourself. It's a fun and energizing way to spend an evening or afternoon and you are sure to meet some other great people.

Find the closest #OpClearField event to you here:
https://ingress.com/events#ocf

Got questions? Check out the Operation Clear Field FAQ here:
https://goruck.zendesk.com/hc/articles/115002512823

-jh