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What Is Forest Bathing?

By Courtney Helgoe

Spending time among trees can offer a surprising range of health benefits.

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The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace

By Courtney Helgoe

Leave No Trace principles help us protect and care for our wild spaces.

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9 Hidden Gems of our National Park System

By Michael Dregni

Escape into nature and step back in time to explore some of the less-visited treasures in our national park system.

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6 Night-Hiking Tips

By Sarah Tuff

Hiking after dark heightens the senses in wonderful ways. Learn about the the skills you need to undertake this adventure.

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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD

Here’s how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.

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By Elizabeth Millard

This transformative climate project — focused on reforestation strategy — offers surprising hope for the future.

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How to Garden With Native Plants

By Michael Dregni

Combating the climate crisis can begin in our own front yard — using native plants, shrubs, and trees. Here’s how.

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Seeds of Hope: Jason Mraz

By Claire Connors

Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz is also a passionate philanthropist, activist, and organic farmer who’s inspired to change the world for the better.

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The Power of Community Gardens

By Kara Douglass Thom

Community gardens offer a wide array of benefits: beautifying the landscape, fighting food insecurity, helping people come together, and more.

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The Nature Cure

By Molly Tynjala

Learn how going outdoors can help ease depression and hypertension and improve resiliency and immunity.

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Be Well With Water

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Researcher Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, on how he embraces the mind-cleansing power of water every day.

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