Last Child in the Woods National Park Pass Sweepstakes

April 23, 2015 • 3 Comments

Chances are you’re reading this on some sort of mobile digital device, right? Well, then, with mobile device in hand, take a few steps toward the door and GO OUTSIDE! You remember outside, right?


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December Lucky Stars: Splendor of Our World

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December temperatures might keep you trapped indoors, but this month’s Lucky Stars offer you the chance to reconnect with the outdoors from the warmth of your living room. Get the low-down of the oddly beautiful courtship of…


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December Lucky Stars – Week 2: Joy to the World

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Explore our wonderful world for the holidays. Start from The Ground Up and find 100 Flowers, 100 Vegatables, and every Nature Principle in between. Then take a trip to Venice or Paris with just one…


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Giveaway Monday: Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day!  Celebrate by entering to win a copy of …
The Nature Principle
by Richard Louv
Does thinking about our planet’s future conjure up images of  a post-apocalyptic dystopia stripped of nature (think…


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Richard Louv and the North Face

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Today we continue our month-long celebration of nature with the fourth and final installment of Richard Louv‘s “Applying the Nature Principle to Your Life.” Read the previous posts here, here and here. Enjoy these tips, and check out Louv’s latest…


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Richard Louv and the North Face

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Today we continue our month-long celebration of nature with the third installment of Richard Louv‘s “Applying the Nature Principle to Your Life.” Read the previous posts here and here. Each week we will be publishing a post…


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Richard Louv and the North Face

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We are celebrating Earth Week by kicking off our first post by Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle, in a month long series.  For the next four weeks, Richard will write a post each…


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Recently Published: The Nature Principle by Richard Louv

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As we continue to learn more and more about climate change, our outlook on our environmental future seems to get more and more pessimistic.  When I envision the Earth in the future, I imagine a…


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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

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Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie
This was the year of displaced persons.
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…


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The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof on the Importance of Getting Outdoors

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The New York Times‘ Nicholas Kristof is one of our favorite columnists. Each year he writes about his family’s backpacking vacation trips, reflecting on the importance of preserving our environment and experiencing nature. In all…