GROWING THE MOVEMENT: Because Every Child Has a Right to Nature

Twitter Facebook Google+ Buffer Fourteen years ago, my book Last Child in the Woods introduced the term “nature-deficit disorder.” The term was new, but the trend (of alienation from the natural world) was not. Parents, educators, caregivers had been witnessing childhood move indoors. They wanted to reverse the trend. Out of those efforts, an organization, the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) sprang up. And, eventually a movement. Today, C&NN is the worldwide New Nature Movement’s leading organization. Together with our member, we are working to ensure that every child has access to nature in their lives. We’re greening schoolyards in cities around the country, increasing nature connection and more natural habitat in urban areas, building an online library of evidence supporting the benefits of nature for people, empowering educators, parents, grandparents and youth leaders to take the movement to the next stage. Together with you, we believe that nature is a human right, that every child has the right to a meaningful connection with a healthy natural world. If you haven’t already, please become a member of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN). As a C&NN member, you’ll be supporting and expanding C&NN’s recent accomplishments. Among them: Through a partnership between C&NN … Continue reading GROWING THE MOVEMENT: Because Every Child Has a Right to Nature