Emma Marris: Nature is everywhere — we just need to learn to see it | TED Talk | TED.com

How do you define “nature?” If we define it as that which is untouched by humans, then we won’t have any left, says environmental writer Emma Marris. She urges us to consider a new definition of nature — one that includes not only pristine wilderness but also the untended patches of plants growing in urban spaces — and encourages us to bring our children out to touch and tinker with it, so that one day they might love and protect it.

Newsroom : Ontario Launches Challenge to Spend More Time in Nature

Ontario Launches Challenge to Spend More Time in Nature Time Spent in Natural Settings Has Positive Impact on Mental and Physical Health

July 25, 2016 11:00 A.M.

Ministry of Natural Resources and ForestryThe Ontario government and Ontario Parks are challenging people across the province to spend more time in nature and develop new healthy habits.Inspired by the David Suzuki Foundation’s 30×30 Challenge, the Ontario Parks 30×30 Nature Challenge encourages people to spend at least 30 minutes per day in nature for 30 days. This year’s challenge begins in August.

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