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Forest Therapy Shows Promise as a Well-Being Practice

Extensive scientific research now supports the idea that spending time in nature has positive impacts on our physical and mental health. Forest therapy builds on this idea to offer the healing benefits of nature in a

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Tom's of Maine Incubator is Accepting Applications from BIPOC Youth Environmentalists

The youngest generations have the most at stake when it comes to taking environmental action. Additionally, People of Color are disproportionately affected by the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

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Outdoor Experiences Can Support Diversity Education Goals Among College Students

The outdoors has long been a place for people to explore what they’re capable of and who they want to be. For young people who pursue higher education, college is also a time to think about identity and meet people

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Gear Libraries Can Help Increase Access to Outdoor Recreation

There are all kinds of barriers that prevent people from participating in outdoor recreation where they want or how they would like. These include lack of leisure time, unreliable access to transportation, limited

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Joy is an Important Ingredient in Climate Action

It’s easy to get caught up in anxiety and stress about climate change. While this reaction is warranted given the severity of the climate crisis we are facing, it’s also important to find hope and joy amidst the

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Grantee Spotlight: Q&A with Black Outside

Black Outside, Inc. received a 2022 Outdoor Grant from NRF. Funding supports Black Outside’s Charles Roundtree Bloom Project. Based in San Antonio, the program aims to create a space of communal healing for youth

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