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The Link Between Environment and Mental Health

Many traditional indicators of youth well-being are showing positive trends. Drug use, smoking, and pregnancy rates are down among teenagers and high school graduation rates are on the rise. This is good news, but the

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Photo courtesy of Para La Naturaleza

Replenishing Forests, One Tree at a Time

Deforestation is a major issue facing our world today. From 2015 to 2020, almost 25 million acres of forest were lost each year. The loss of forests releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere accelerating climate

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New Research Sheds Light on Pathways for Nature Connection

Connection to nature is an important pathway for conservation behavior. Strong connections to the environment form most easily in childhood when exposure to environmental education is more common. Experiences ranging

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Outdoor Recreation and Climate Change

Historically, outdoor recreation and environmental conservation often were interconnected. For example, the national park system in the U.S. was established both to conserve natural resources and create places for

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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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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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