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A DOZEN WAYS FAMILIES CAN #OPTOUTSIDE EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR

In 2015, the leaders of the retail outdoor equipment Co-op REI made a big decision. They closed their doors on Black Friday, the biggest day in the global retail calendar. Instead, they encouraged their 12,000 employees to Opt Outside (#OptOutside), to reconnect with...

Duchess of Cambridge Enters Chelsea Flower Show with Nature-Based Theme Garden

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has entered the Chelsea Flower Show with a “Back to Nature”-themed garden. Middleton is using the show’s platform to advocate for “the outdoors and the proven benefits that nature has on physical and mental health.” One of the Duchess’ inspirations for the garden is Richard Louv’s “Last Child in the Woods.”

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A Sydney Council Plans to Shut down Streets to Allow Children to Play Outside

A Sydney council has proposed a plan to shut down streets so that children can spend more time outdoors. The Inner West Council intends to launch a “play streets” trial in order to address the increase of young families moving closer to the city and to provide children with opportunities for safe and fun outdoor play space for kids in a home environment.

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