Q&A with Juan Martinez

Apr 30th 2012

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Juan Martinez grew up in South Central Los Angeles, but the opportunity to explore the Grand Teton shaped a deep appreciation for the outdoors. Juan D. Martinez is Director of Leadership Development and Natural Leaders Network for the Children & Nature Network. In 2011, Juan was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and represents The North Face as an ambassador for outdoor exploration. Read more

21 Ways to Start Creating a Restorative Neighborhood or City

Apr 26th 2012

As of 2008, more than half of the world’s population lived in cities. That’s a huge moment in human history. By 2030, that proportion will likely jump to two-thirds. This transformation will produce one of two outcomes: the end of meaningful daily experience in nature, or the beginning of a new kind of city. Here are some ideas, adapted from The Nature Principle, that I believe can help us understand what it means to create and live in a restorative city, beginning with your neighborhood. Read more

Jim Zellers, Athlete Parent Blog

Apr 26th 2012

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1. Exposure can be as important as doing the activity. When our kids were old enough to walk we would strap skis on their feet and they'd just walk around the house or outside without us ever having them get on snow. Read more

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