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Friday, May 26, 2017 From bat walks to trashion shows: 7 great ways citizens plan to celebrate
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Beyond the many events staged by governments and UN Environment, people and businesses worldwide are gearing up for World Environment Day. They have already found many creative ways to connect with nature. Here is a selection of activities already registered. Click here to find an event near you or register your own!

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Stories The benefits and beauty of bothersome bugs

Some of them may be ugly, bothersome and keen to bite you, but bugs are key workers in the natural systems that keep us and the planet healthy

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7 Ways to get kids off their gadgets and plugged into nature
Connect with nature

Does your child spend too much time slumped in a chair staring at a smartphone, tablet or TV screen, and too little time outdoors, running, riding and playing in the fresh air – and connecting with nature?

Many parents think so, especially in developed countries, where greater wealth translates into gadgets for all.

In 2005, California-based author Richard Louv coined the phrase “nature deficit disorder” to describe the human costs of alienation from nature: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, and higher rates of physical and emotional illness.

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Connect with nature From bat walks to trashion shows: 7 great ways citizens plan to celebrate

Beyond the many events staged by governments and UN Environment, people and businesses worldwide are gearing up for World Environment Day.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Seven easy ways urban dwellers can connect with nature
Connect with nature

More than half of us live in urban areas, assailed by crowds, noise and petrol fumes as we career around our concrete mazes. It’s no surprise this lifestyle can lead to stress: a 2010 study found city dwellers have a 21 per cent higher risk of anxiety disorders. But bringing a little bit of nature into your routine can go a long way to taking the edge off city life. Here’s how to do it.

Create your own natural haven

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Connect with nature From bat walks to trashion shows: 7 great ways citizens plan to celebrate

Beyond the many events staged by governments and UN Environment, people and businesses worldwide are gearing up for World Environment Day.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 Citizen science: how to help protect the nature you connect with
Connect with nature

Whether spooking a deer on a woodland walk or peering at a bug that has touched down on our arm, connecting with nature is often an intimate, fleeting experience. But every trip outdoors is also a chance to help protect the wild places and things we cherish, thanks to the exploding popularity of citizen science.

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Connect with nature From bat walks to trashion shows: 7 great ways citizens plan to celebrate

Beyond the many events staged by governments and UN Environment, people and businesses worldwide are gearing up for World Environment Day.

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