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The Growing Movement To 'Leave No Child Inside'

Richard Luov, author of Last Child in the Woods, writes of unique partnerships forming to support the growing movement to reconnect children to the natural world.

An "envisioning" session of developers, builders, and real estate marketers designed to get them thinking about how to encourage kids to play outside? Richard Luov writes of creative approaches these and other unusual partners are taking as they contribute to the groundswell he calls the "leave no child inside" movement. In Last Child in the Woods, Luov coined a phrase, the "nature deficit," and provided data to support what he says are a whole host of risks related to "raising children under virtual protective house arrest." In this article he elaborates on the nature deficit, discussing how the concept resonates with groups that span the usual social, political, and economic dividing lines and highlighting their unique approaches to address the problem.

Thanks to Heather Fenyk

Full Story: Leave No Child Inside

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