Move into nature, and be moved by it. As the world marks Earth Day, now is the time to revisit Richard Louv’s seminal books about the connection between people and the natural world around us. These books, such as Our Wild Calling, explore how we strengthen those bonds we have to the natural world; notContinue reading

The New York Times‘ Nicholas Kristof is one of our favorite columnists. Each year he writes about his family’s backpacking vacation trips, reflecting on the importance of preserving our environment and experiencing nature. In all of these columns he’s mentioned Richard Louv, whose seminal book, Last Child in the Woods, launched a nation-wide movement toContinue reading

“The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.” Richard Louv changed how we view and interact with nature in the New York Times bestseller Last Child in the Woods, which sparked an international movement to reconnect children with nature and introduced the term “nature-deficit disorder.” Publishing today, his new book The NatureContinue reading

In her “Personal Health” column in Tuesday’s New York Times, Jane Brody wrote, “I urge you to read the best-selling book Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, who coined the phrase ‘nature-deficit disorder.’” We agree! The article, about the negative effects of our decreasing physical activity and growing disconnect with the natural environment,Continue reading