Recipients include the Children & Nature Network, Futuro Media Group, Outdoor Foundation and YMCA of the USA
SEATTLE, April 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The REI Foundation awarded a total of $410,000 to nonprofit programs dedicated to engaging younger and more diverse populations in the outdoors. Grant recipients include the Children & Nature Network (C&NN), Futuro Media Group, Outdoor Foundation and YMCA of the USA.
In the U.S., lack of time outdoors is as concerning as bullying, obesity and education; and seen as an important issue to address
ARLINGTON, Va., April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Nature Conservancy released the results of the first global survey to capture not only how much time kids spend outside, but also parents’ perspectives on the importance and benefits of time spent in nature.
The survey, funded by Disney, included parents of children between the ages of three and 18 in the U.S., Brazil, China, France and Hong Kong and revealed the following:
Last week, I came across an interview Woody Allen gave to Esquire magazine for a series entitled “What I’ve Learned.” In it, he talked about his mother’s worldview and the fact that according to her, the world is a horrible, horrible place. That everybody and everything on the planet is going to die, our friends are going to disappear and the earth is going to be consumed by the sun. Her response to this reality was to keep herself incredibly busy. Growing up with this parental role model, Mr.
Two events in the UK’s House of Commons this week could mark a turning point in recognition of an invisible risk to the world’s economy – how natural capital underpins the security of our financial system.
Are you good at keeping plants and flowers alive? I, for one, am not. The most successful plants in my home came from a craft store. But I do enjoy planting flowers for others while volunteering. If I’m with friends and family, even better! The opportunity to volunteer at the Mary Kay Nature Explore Classroom was a perfect fit for me, my seven-year-old daughter, and some great Mary Kay friends.
The world’s governments gathered at the United Nations General Assembly are currently discussing how to accelerate progress on the world’s Millennium Development Goals, which conclude in 2015, and also discussing a new set of Sustainable Development Goals. This piece explores sustainable agriculture for sustainable development.
Weyerhaeuser reports on 18 ecosystem services provided by global timberlands
As part of Weyerhaeuser’s Sustainability Roadmap, the company committed to recognizing the ecosystem services provided by its timberlands. To help the company and its stakeholders understand the full range of values in its timberlands, employees developed a plan to measure and report against a comprehensive set of 18 ecosystem services provided by the more than 20 million acres of timberlands managed or owned globally.
At a press conference this morning, Governor Pat Quinn signed SB1042 into law as Public Act 98-0522. This new law will give private landowners that open their land to the public for recreation, conservation, and education liability protections.