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Orion Online – March 01, 2007

Orion Magazine features the Children & Nature Movement

Orion Magazine features the Children & Nature Movement

By Richard Louv
The movement to reconnect children to the natural world has arisen quickly, spontaneously, and across the usual social, political, and economic dividing lines. Read about this crucially important groundswell in the March-April 2007 issue of Orion. Then tell them what you think, and share what's happening in your school, neighborhood or town to get kids back to nature.

Allies | Health

American Public Health Association features a front page article on the movement

American Public Health Association features a front page article on the movement

The October Issue of The Nation’s Health, The official newspaper of the American Public Health Association, features a front page article on the children and nature movement and the intersection between healthy people and a healthy environment. [PDF]

Allies

Associated Press – October 03, 2007

REI chief: Challenge is connecting people with nature

Speaking at the University of Montana about sustainable business, Sally Jewell, president and chief executive officer of REI, said the company's major competition doesn't come from other outdoor stores, it's with the video screen. [+]

State

THE NEWS TRIBUNE – September 20, 2007

Washington makes strides to get kids outdoors, but we can do more

Washington makes strides to get kids outdoors, but we can do more

By Jeffery P. Mayor
At Washington State Watchable Wildlife Conference Martin LeBlanc invites government agencies and private groups to help overcome four challenges in reconnecting children and nature: the fear parents feel for their child’s safety, overzealous zoning regulation,current school curricula, and balancing indoor and outdoor time. [+]

Commentary | Resource

Louv Answers Parent Questions at PBS Parents

International

Canada West News Service – March 05, 2007

If kids are not going outside, who in the world is going to care about the spotted owl in 15 years?

By Katherine Dedyna
One of Eric Higgs' biggest fears is that his young son might someday get lost in a "sea of technology" rather than experience the natural world. Higgs is head of environmental studies at the University of Victoria - and he's worried something is amiss in the landscape of childhood. [+]

National | Media & Culture

The Economist – February 08, 2007

Put down that Xbox, young man

The Economist reports on leaders in the Children and Nature movement [+]

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