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THE NEW NATURE MOVEMENT

THE NEW NATURE MOVEMENT

Commentary by Richard Louv & Guest Writers

Our co-founder and author of “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” and “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.”

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TIME FOR A CAMP REVIVAL

The Return of Nature Camps and the Support for Those That Never Went Away

Richard Louv

THE LIGHT OF NATURAL LEADERS

Young People Move the New Nature Movement

Richard Louv

WELCOME TO THE NATURAL LIBRARY

The Essential Role of Libraries in Creating Nature-Rich Communities

Richard Louv

THE PERMISSION SOCIETY

Do We Need a No-Child-Left-Inside Legal Defense Fund?

Richard Louv

THE HELSINKI ALERT

Prestigious International Scientists and Health Experts Call for Cities Rich in Nature
Richard Louv

THE MORALITY of DOGS

How Animals Can Help a Child Grow Up to be a Good Human Being
Richard Louv

THE NEW NATURE MOVEMENT: Commentary by Richard Louv & Guest Writers

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Richard Louv is a journalist, author and a leading voice in the New Nature Movement. Louv created the term nature-deficit disorder to describe the negative consequences when children,adults and communities move away from frequent contact with the natural world. Louv is a co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network.

Early Learning Institute: Cultivating Our Natural Learning Community – June 5-6, 2015 in Knoxville, TN

Friday’s program includes sessions, workshops, and
a keynote address by Richard Louv.

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Cleveland Joins Let’s Move! Outside Youth Initiative

First Lady MIchelle Obama and the U.S. Department of Interior selected Cleveland as one of 26 U.S. cities to participate in their Let’s Move Outside youth initiative. The initiative’s goal is to encourage youth to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.

Children ‘Should Play Outside to Save Their Sight’

Dr. Steve Schallhorn, leading refractive eye surgeon, chairman of the Optical Express International Medical Advisory Board and an adviser to Nasa, the FBI and Nato, states that any sort of outdoors exercise would be a major boost for a child’s developing vision.

Shh! Detroit’s Little-Known Success Story: Its Parks Are Getting Better

As Detroit’s economy started to decline, local parks took a backseat to maintenance. That is until a dedicated group of community volunteers rolled up their sleeves to invest time and energy to revamp Detroit’s parks. Now the parks are unrecognizable, but in a good way.

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

Graduate students at Stanford University researched and compared the physiological differences between walking outside in natural settings versus walking in urban areas. The study shows that walking in nature can help us brood and worry less, by decreasing the activity and blood flow to the subgenual prefrontal cortex of our brains.

Diversity, Equity, and America's Conservation Legacy

As the largest and fastest growing minority group, Latinos will play a critical role in how we address our conservation and outdoor recreation challenges. What drives this passion for Latinos in the 21st century?

Juan Martinez, C&NN Director of Leadership Development and the Natural Leaders Network, will be speaking about this and other topics on May 12th at Seattle REI

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