Albuquerque Passes No Child Left Inside Resolution

The Albuquerque City Council voted last night to support the Leave No Child Inside Coalition of New Mexico. The City of Albuquerque joins Bernalillo County and Santa Fe County in supporting this measure.

The resolution is in response to an increasing problem that fewer and fewer children spend time outdoors connecting with nature, according to a statement released by the Sierra Club. This 'Nature Deficit Disorder' has a profound impact on the health of today’s children. American youth spend 50 percent less time outside than kids did 20 years ago. The typical American child spends, on average, 40 hours per week “plugged in” -- the equivalent of a full-time job. At the same time, one third of America’s children are overweight and at risk for developing chronic illnesses like diabetes. In fact, the rate of …
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