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Thursday, June 8, 2017 Are bugs bugging out? Help find out with our BioBlitz through 12 June
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International conservation groups spend fortunes counting and protecting endangered elephants. Armies of bird-lovers enter sightings of their feathered friends into global databases. But who is looking out for insects? And if one does catch your eye, how do you figure out what kind it is?

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News Hollywood star and environmentalist Adrian Grenier appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

5 June 2017 - Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage”

Videos Where European leaders connect #withnature

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 #NatureForAll launches playbook to get the world outdoors
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To celebrate World Environment Day 2017, and its theme of reconnecting people with nature, #NatureForAll has launched a guide stuffed with action-packed ideas to get us off the sofa and out into the wild world.

#NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire love of nature — of the earth, water, sky, plants, animals, and people. Its new playbook is “an invitation to discover your unique way to connect with Nature, and help others do the same”.

The playbook outlines seven ways to engage more with nature in a fun way:

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News Hollywood star and environmentalist Adrian Grenier appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

5 June 2017 - Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage”

Videos Where European leaders connect #withnature

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 Connecting with nature makes us guardians of our planet

For Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment, closeness to nature helps us see the need to protect it

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For Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment, closeness to nature helps us see the need to protect it

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News Hollywood star and environmentalist Adrian Grenier appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

5 June 2017 - Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage”

Videos Where European leaders connect #withnature

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Friday, June 2, 2017 Bug BioBlitz: getting kids into nature for fun with a purpose

Jonathan Carpenter, an experienced BioBlitz organizer, explains how to turn groups of kids into citizen scientists on a grand day out in nature

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Jonathan Carpenter, an experienced BioBlitz organizer, explains how to turn groups of kids into citizen scientists on a grand day out in nature

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News Hollywood star and environmentalist Adrian Grenier appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

5 June 2017 - Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage”

Videos Where European leaders connect #withnature

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Friday, June 2, 2017 Teaching #withnature: a special lesson for World Environment Day

Custom lesson plan to help teachers, youth leaders and elders illuminate the myriad ways in which nature nurtures life on Earth

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Custom lesson plan to help teachers, youth leaders and elders illuminate the myriad ways in which nature nurtures life on Earth

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News Hollywood star and environmentalist Adrian Grenier appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

5 June 2017 - Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage”

Videos Where European leaders connect #withnature

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 It’s a jungle in there: 7 plants that connect you #withnature and improve your health
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These days, a good chunk of humanity spends the majority of time indoors: in the office, relaxing on the sofa in the evening or snoring away in bed. This limits exposure to the great outdoors, but if we can’t go to the jungle, we can bring the jungle to us. Aside from the mental and spiritual benefits of having a home that drips with relaxing greenery, filling your space with plants has real health benefits. Here are seven houseplants you can invite indoors to give yourself a boost and connect #withnature on World Environment Day and beyond.

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News Hollywood star and environmentalist Adrian Grenier appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

5 June 2017 - Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage”

Videos Where European leaders connect #withnature

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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!

Get active!

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News Hollywood star and environmentalist Adrian Grenier appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

5 June 2017 - Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage”

Videos Where European leaders connect #withnature

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7 Ways to get kids off their gadgets and plugged into nature
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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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News Hollywood star and environmentalist Adrian Grenier appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

5 June 2017 - Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage”

Videos Where European leaders connect #withnature

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Seven easy ways urban dwellers can connect with nature
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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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News Hollywood star and environmentalist Adrian Grenier appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

5 June 2017 - Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage”

Videos Where European leaders connect #withnature

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 Citizen science: how to help protect the nature you connect with
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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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News Hollywood star and environmentalist Adrian Grenier appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

5 June 2017 - Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage”

Videos Where European leaders connect #withnature

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