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Treehouse Removal Could Threaten Kids’ Health

10/14/2011 // By Mary Burnette

A father in Fairfax County, where the National Wildlife Federation is headquartered, recently received word that the treehouse he built for his sons, ages 9 and11, violated county zoning laws and would have to come down. Seems the $1,400 tree house, […] Read more >

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TV is Killing Me, or: Not Only Kids Need to Get Outside

8/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

I watch too much television. It’s tempting to invoke ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do’—we’ve discussed the pitfalls of couch-potato-ism and sedentary life several times on Wildlife Promise—but this could be one habit I need to curb. Like, […] Read more >

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The Eyes Have It: Study Shows Trading Screen Time for Green Time is Better for Kids’ Hearts

5/20/2011 // By Max Greenberg

We all have a sense that kids nowadays spend too much time indoors, and too much of that staring at screens. As detailed in last year’s NWF Whole Child Report and elsewhere, this leads to kids who are less engaged […] Read more >