Richard Louv has written eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder has been translated into 10 languages and published in 15 countries. The term ‘nature-deficit disorder,’ which he coined in that book, has become the defining phrase of this important issue. Louv is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the movement to connect today’s children and future generations to the natural world. He also serves as honorary co-chairman, with Robert Bateman, of Canada’s national Children and Nature Alliance.
Louv has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, and other major publications. He has appeared on many national TV shows, including NBC’s Today Show and Nightly News, CBS Evening News, ABC’s Good Morning America, and NPR’s Morning Edition, Fresh Air, and Talk of the Nation. Louv served as an advisor both to the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World award program and to the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. He is on the board of directors of ecoAmerica and a member of the Citistates Group. He has appeared before the Domestic Policy Council in the White House and recently gave the closing keynote at the first White House Summit on Environmental Education.
Louv’s latest book THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Reconnecting With Life in a Virtual Age (Algonquin Books, 2011), offers a new vision of the future, in…
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