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Release: House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Get Children Outdoors

September 17, 2018

This week, members of the US Congress passed The Every Kid Outdoors Act. The bill authorizes the Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, National ...

Over 10 Percent of Danish Preschools Are Outside in Natural Settings

The prevalence of forest schools in Denmark continues to grow, with one in 10 Danish preschools now held outdoors. The country has become such a ...

Green Space in Every Schoolyard: The Radical Plan to Cool Paris

In Paris, Project Oasis, a plan to convert the city’s 800 schools into green spaces by 2040, aims to provide respite in periods of extreme ...

Children in Bangladesh Lack Sufficient Outdoor Playtime

A recent study sponsored by Save the Children Bangladesh found that excessive pressure to study, a lack of playgrounds and a perceived insecurity of the ...

Seattle’s New Yesler Terrace Park Opens in Heart of Mixed-income Redevelopment

Seattle’s new Yesler Terrace Park is a milestone in the remaking of the community. The 1.8-acre park, built for about $ 6 million, is located ...

Schools Putting Real ‘Play’ Back Into Playgrounds

Several Toronto schools are participating in a pilot project to use the Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) program. Funded by Earth Day Canada, the only ...

Study: Indian City Schoolgirls at Risk of Serious Health Issues

A study of 15,000 schoolchildren from across Mumbai, Delhi, & Navi Mumbai found that about 79 percent of school girls are at risk of developing ...

Neighborhood Matters When It Comes to Childhood Obesity

In an analysis of children living in different types of neighborhoods in Seattle, researchers from Seattle Children’s Research Institute found that children who resided in ...

Denver Tackles Effects of Pollution on Children with Asthma

A partnership between the city of Denver and the private sector has led to the development of state-of-the-art pollution sensor technology to monitor and evaluate ...

Dallas is Planting Trees to Help Residents Breathe

With an absence of shade and an accumulation of buildings, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington region has become the third-fastest growing urban heat island in the U.S. ...

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