Green Hour

Morning Commute

On my way into the Seattle NWF office today, I had to stop for a few minutes and watch a herd of elk chomping on their breakfast.  Momma was too …

Photo: Michael Devlin

Study: Kids in Green Neighborhoods Play Outside More

Sometimes it takes academia a while to catch up with things we ‘know’ at a gut level. Case in point: a recent study published in the International Journal of Health …

We hiked Pilot Mountain State Park the day after Thanksgiving while visiting family in North Carolina.

A Resolution Good for the Whole Family: 5 Tips for Spending More Time Outdoors

I have to start by saying that New Year’s resolutions aren’t really my thing. All too often my resolutions hit the dust bin after the first or second week of …

Buying your holiday tree from a local farm.

Buy Local and Get Your Kids Outdoors — A Christmas Tree Tale

I’m always on the hunt for creative ways to enjoy family time outdoors. As a busy parent, I’m also always looking for clever ways to make our family “To Do” list …

Smoket the Bear on the job...but not for long, if some members of Congress get their way (Wikimedia Commons)

Smokey Bear Lives On, But Budget Cuts in Congress Loom Large

Great news for Smokey Bear! An American icon has been spared from the axe (for now). Thanks are due to wildlife advocates nationwide, who spoke out in the past week via …

Clearly my dad was terrible at football (NWF's Miles Grant)

How a Green Hour Saved Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving hit rock bottom about 10 years ago as I woke up from a food coma-induced nap in my cousin’s guest bed at about 7pm. Lost time with relatives, …

6 Ways to Honor Veterans and the Great Outdoors this Nov. 11

  I grew up in a military family as passionate about recycling and nature as it was about patriotism and public service. I guess it’s no surprise these twin passions drive …

6 Outdoor Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

Well, it’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s time for raking leaves (and jumping in them), sipping spiced cider, and enjoying all the wonderful …

8 ft. corn row and cloudy blue sky

Top 5 Halloween Happenings at NWF Seattle

The crisp, fall air and brilliant reds and oranges of fall in Seattle make it absolutely impossible not to get outside and enjoy the season. In honor of Seattle’s late-October …

Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

Backpacking in the Cascades – Spider Meadows

I love mountains and here in Seattle our backyard is abounding with peaks waiting to be explored. Backpacking is one of the best ways to escape into the mountains for …

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