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Let’s Move! Tackling Childhood Obesity With the Great Outdoors

5/14/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

First Lady Michelle Obama this week released an action plan called Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation. The new report provides a national road map of solutions to tackle this health issue.
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A Cajun Call for Clean Energy

5/11/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

This past weekend, about 200 residents from the New Orleans area signed a huge banner with bold personal messages to express deep concern over America’s continuing addiction to oil. Read more >

Off and Running! NWF Helps Launch National Physical Activity Plan

5/4/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

This week, NWF joined a coalition of experts to release the first National Physical Activity Plan, a spankin’ new initiative that aims to beef up our nation’s health.
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Let’s Go to the Mall! NWF Gets Outside For National Parks Week

4/22/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

In honor of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary and National Parks Week, Department of the Interior employees took their kids to the mall.
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TALK L8R! 2 MUCH TXT-ING, GOING OUTSIDE

1/21/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

The bottom line—families need to Be Out There more than they are. Kids who spend time outside have fitter bodies, better eyesight, less stress, and better grades.
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David Orr, Oberlin College

Confronting Climate Collapse: The Work of a Lifetime

1/12/2010 // By Julian Keniry

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse, recently published by Oxford University Press, is David W. Orr’s ninth book.  Although dozens of climate-related books have been published within the last several months and even more information exists online, there are […] Read more >

For The New Year, Pledge A Different Kind of TIME OUT

12/30/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

Let’s make the indoor childhood so ’00s. NWF wants Americans to open the next decade with a new type  of ‘time out’: a New Year’s resolution to spend more of our days outside. The Be Out There campaign invites families […] Read more >

Serving Others by Digging Dirt

1/27/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, some of my colleagues and I took up the call to a day of national service.  Joined by some big names and little students, together we helped clean up Washington, D.C.’s partially frozen Anacostia River. It […] Read more >