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Ask the Surgeon General to Suggest Kids Spend More Time Outdoors


Americans are spending less time outside than ever before, and it's contributing to a decreased understanding of and appreciation for the natural world. Studies show that a "green hour" a day, where children have time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world, helps increase a person's connection to the environment, in addition to providing numerous mental and physical health benefits.

https://online.nwf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=605

Americans are spending less time outside than ever before, and it's contributing to a decreased understanding of and appreciation for the natural world. Studies show that a "green hour" a day, where children have time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world, helps increase a person's connection to the environment, in addition to providing numerous mental and physical health benefits.

https://online.nwf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=605