David Suzuki’s 30 x 30 Nature Challenge 2014
Over the last decade, researchers have realized what most of us know intuitively: nature is good for us! It is well documented that being regularly immersed in a natural setting, like a park, field or forest, can lower blood pressure, anxiety and stress levels, and boost immunity. ‘Green time’ has also been shown to reduce feelings of anger and depression, while increasing energy, creativity and even generosity.
Living in the digital age, most of us spend too much time in front of screens and little time outdoors. It’s time for us all to get outside. During the month of May, David Suzuki Foundation is asking Canadians to pledge to spend 30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days.
Last year, David Suzuki Foundation inspired over 10,000 Canadians and 300 workplaces to join them in cultivating the ‘nature habit’. They took to the great outdoors, doubling their time outside. Their research showed that participants were sleeping better, felt calmer and less stressed. Impressive results for a half hour a day!
We hope you’ll join us in taking Canada’s 30×30 Nature Challenge, so we can reap nature’s benefits together. See you outside!