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Together we are creating a world in which every child can play, learn and grow in nature.
2019 International Conference
May 16-18, 2019 | Oakland, CA
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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...
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Britain’s top doctors have issued advice to families about social media and screen use. U.K. Chief Medical Officers (CMO) published a commentary on screen-based activities and children and young people’s mental health and psychosocial wellbeing warning that too much time sitting down or using mobile devices can get in the way of important, healthy activities. The medical officers declined to set age and time limits, saying that there was not enough evidence to do so.read more
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces Commitment to Connect 10 Million Children to the Benefits of Gardens and Greenspaces
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company announced the launch of a national initiative to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to 10 million U.S. children over the next five years. Through its Gro More Good program, Scotts Miracle-Gro will provide monetary grants, educational curriculum and training to communities across the U.S. in collaboration with its partners, with the goal of creating more gardens, greenspaces and refurbished outdoor play spaces for children.read more