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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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What is Community Level Environmental Literacy?

While the specifics of environmental literacy are often debated among researchers and practitioners, one common definition for the term is the skills, knowledge, and motivation that allows an individual to make

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Youth Outdoor Recreation in an Era of Extreme Heat

Recent heatwaves in Europe, North America, and many other parts of the world serve as examples of the troubling weather patterns that are on the rise as a result of climate change. 15 of the 16 warmest years on record

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Eco-Anxiety is on the Rise Among Youth

The truth of climate change is something many people are working to accept. But for some, the myriad global environmental crises we face feel all too real. While recognizing the reality of climate change is necessary, a

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The Outdoorist Oath is for Planet, Inclusion, and Adventure

Planet. Inclusion. Adventure. These are the three core focus areas of the Outdoorist Oath, a new movement founded by José González, Teresa Baker, and Wyn Wiley (also known as drag activist Pattie Gonia). The Oath is

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Outdoor Play in the Era of Climate Change

There are many different barriers that prevent people from engaging in outdoor recreation. Limited access to transportation, leisure time, and greenspace as well as high gear costs and a lack of social support are just

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