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C&NN has identified over one hundred regions that have either launched or are assembling grassroots campaigns to connect children with nature. Grassroots coalitions work on the state, regional and local level to create shared strategic visions and plans and to map out a process for implementation. Regional strategies include: public awareness campaigns and community events; legislation and policy changes; public education and advocacy. Each effort increases the number of people and organizations participating in and taking action to reconnect children with nature.


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Over the past seven years, local grassroots efforts have helped C&NN turn a cause into a movement by building a powerful source of shared information and resources; engaging and empowering organizations and people across sectors; and bringing new, diverse and sometimes unlikely allies to the table.

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[+] View the Directory of Regional Leaders.

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Read these articles by Richard Louv and others:

[+] Growing the Children and Nature Movement by Richard Louv

[+] Leadership & Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World

[+] Collective Impact by John Kania & Mark Kramer



“The movement to reconnect children to the natural world has arisen quickly, spontaneously, and across the usual social, political, and economic dividing lines.” — Orion magazine
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"If you go with long-term significance, my pick for the top story of not only 2009 but also of the 21st Century is the pandemic of Nature Deficit Disorder, a term so aptly coined by Richard Louv in his best-selling outdoor book, Last Child in the Woods...."
— Bill Schneider, NewWest.Net
“Concerns about long-term consequences—affecting emotional well-being, physical health, learning abilities, environmental consciousness—have spawned a national movement to ‘leave no child inside.’ In recent months, it has been the focus of Capitol Hill hearings, state legislative action, grassroots projects, a U.S. Forest Service initiative to get more children into the woods and a national effort to promote a ‘green hour’ in each day.”
— Washington Post
“The movement to reconnect children to the natural world has arisen quickly, spontaneously, and across the usual social, political, and economic dividing lines.”
Orion magazine
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