David Suzuki 30×30 Nature Challenge


30x30 Nature Challenge 2016 | Garibaldi Annex PACWant to feel healthier, happier and more peaceful? Add a daily dose of nature to your routine.

Most of us spend too much time in front of screens and too little time outdoors. It’s time to fall (back) in love with nature!

This May, the David Suzuki Foundation is challenging you and people around the world to join the 30×30 Challenge by spending 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days. Our goal is simple: to reconnect human beings with nature for the sake of their health and mental well-being.


30x30 Nature Challenge 2016 | Garibaldi Annex PACDid you know children today spend less time outdoors than any generation in human history? North American kids spend on average six hours each day in front of the TV or computer and less than an hour outdoors.

Time in nature can reduce stress and symptoms of attention-deficit disorders while boosting immunity, energy levels and creativity. Plus, children who spend time in nature are far more likely to protect it later in life.

The message is clear—kids need nature!



This year’s 30×30 Nature Challenge is all about love. What do you love most about nature?

We’re inviting you to join David Suzuki in writing your very own love letter to nature. It’s an opportunity to reflect on what you love while inspiring others to get outside. Each week, we’ll feature a winning love letter – winners will receive amazing prize packages from Genuine Health!

Love, write, deliver….

1. Reflect on what you love about nature—a favourite wild space from childhood, or how the sound of water makes you feel more peaceful. Be as specific as you can!

2. Write a love letter to nature. Tell us what you love in a story, a poem or a few simple words.

3. Share your love letter on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #lovenature and #30x30challenge. Include your love letter text accompanied by a photo or share a picture of your handwritten letter.

The Love Lettering Project is an internationally acclaimed community arts engagement project. Writer and arts educator, Lindsay Zier-Vogel has been asking people to write love letters to their communities for the last 12 years. For more information, visit loveletteringproject.com.

It’s time to fall (back) in love with nature. See you outside!

Check out the website for more info and to sign your family up for the 30×30 challenge!



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