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Earth Day Ideas From My School to Yours

Ted Wells | Posted 03.28.2014 | Education
Ted Wells

At The Park School in Brookline, MA, where I teach fourth grade, we do the things that most schools do, but we have also been working to connect with and protect the environment.

Howard's Daily: The Danger in Children's Safety

Philip K. Howard | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Philip K. Howard

America's obsession with safety has stunted children's development. It has made play so boring that American children spend hours on the sofa with their video games, contributing to the crisis of obesity.

The 'Rx Life' Solution

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

My promise to my patients and their families -- and to my family and to myself -- is to spend more time prescribing and living life, to honor the power of food, activity, rest and mindfulness to promote healing and prevent illness. I am fully and authentically committed to walking this walk.

Going On A Techno-Fast: A Break From The Digital World

Richard Louv | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard Louv

Nature time can bring us back to our senses. But unplugging the power strip doesn't always come naturally, even for those of us who, by nature, love nature. It requires a conscious act and a change of scenery.

Restoring Peace: 6 Ways Nature in Our Lives Can Reduce the Violence in Our World

Richard Louv | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard Louv

Here are six reasons why meaningful relationships with nature may -- in concert with other approaches -- bolster mental health and civility and reduce human violence in our world.

Heroes of the Planet

Doug Demeo | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Doug Demeo

A new sense of appreciation in humbled relationship with nature can spread like wildfire, and help us build an ecological foundation for life and prosperity, hundreds, even thousands of years into the future.

5 Easy Tips to Connect with Nature and the World During the 2012 Olympics -- and Beyond

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Imagine if the children of leaders from Iran, North Korea, the United States and Cuba could meet in a park far away from political posturing and just play outside.

Heartland Institute's Climate Skeptics vs Children: Bet on the Kids

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Carol Pierson Holding

Even if children are faced with a curriculum that demotes climate change to a scientific controversy, they will still act as-if because it's their native culture. It's built in to their screen time: the code for bad-guys is someone who smokes or doesn't recycle.

The Real Cost of "Virtual" Nature

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Scott Royce

A zoo visit won't achieve the same level of impact as an African safari, but most of us, viewing elephants and other exotic animals in their ever-shrinking native habitat is not possible.

Illinois Governor Closes 11 State Parks

Pamela Todd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Pamela Todd

On November 30, the State of Illinois will lock the gates to 12 state parks and 13 historic sites. If you try to get in, you could be arrested for trespassing . . . on public lands you've been supporting with your tax dollars all these years.