January, 2012

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 …

The Oberlin Project: Why We Need It Now

  I was heartened when visiting with my good friend David Orr in Oberlin, Ohio recently to hear about the Oberlin Project.  Similar to the transformative Adam Joseph Lewis Center envisioned …

New EPA Report Looks Toxic for Pebble Mine

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency released a report detailing the entirety of known toxic chemical releases throughout the Pacific Northwest in 2010. The report results- startling, The Alaska results- …

Children in mountains

Wilderness Therapy Uses Nature to Help People Heal

Many of us have stories about taking  solace in nature’s simple beauty, but few realize just how crucial a lifeline it can be. Take the story of 24-year-old Gwen Miller …

Nature and Wildlife Help City of Tucson Connect One Year After Tragedy

The goal is to commemorate, celebrate and commit. This weekend thousands of Tucsonans will gather to do just that while memorializing friends and family lost in the tragic violence on …

The End of the Plastic Bag in Seattle

The Seattle City Council recently voted unanimously to implement a ban on plastic bags in the City of Seattle due to the environmental harm that plastic bags can have and …

Climate Change Costs U.S. Big Time

As NWF has highlighted recently, climate change is turbo-charging our weather and causing increasingly catastrophic thunderstorms, floods, and wildfires. Behind the headlines of these extreme weather events are the real …

Mid-Week Refresh: This Will Have You Running to the Zoo

When I was younger I loved going to the zoo. I would pretend that I had a close friendship with all of the animals; just like Mowgli and Baloo. Although …

El Prometo: A Promise We All Understand

Each year, everyone gets a fresh start and many choose to make a resolution to change their lives for the better. In 2012, President Obama has the opportunity to change …

Eco-Schools USA: Celebrating Last Year’s Accomplishments and Ringing in 2012

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s …

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