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Richard Louv and the New Nature Movement

Richard Louv and the New Nature Movement
Nationally-renowned author and environmental advocate Richard Louv will give a major presentation in New Bedford on “The Nature Principle and The New Nature Movement.” Louv’s lecture will focus on the diminishing human connection with nature and how communities and individuals can work together to change that. The program will be held on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at Tifereth Israel Congregation, adjacent to Buttonwood Park in New Bedford. The program is free and open to the public. Copies of Louv’s latest book, “The Nature Principle” will be available for purchase, courtesy of Baker Books, and Louv will on hand to sign them following his presentation.

The Louv lecture is sponsored by the newly- formed Southcoast Outdoor Network, a regional coalition of organizations connecting individuals, families and communities with the natural world here on the South Coast. “As the director of an urban national park, I can’t emphasize enough the interesting outdoor spaces available to explore right here in urban New Bedford,” stated Jennifer Nersesian, Park Superintendent and one of the founding members of the coalition. “Our group reflects the breadth and diversity of our natural world here on the South Coast and we are excited to be able to bring an internationally acclaimed speaker right here to our region.”

Author of eight books, including “The Nature Principle” and “Last Child in the Woods,” Louv’s works have been translated into ten languages and published in fifteen countries. He is the founding chairman of the Children and Nature Network,…
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