The Effects of Nature Walks

Walking on two feet is one of humanity’s greatest tricks. While other species found their special talents scaling smooth trees, running at the speed of light, or tackling other creatures with brute force, we humans developed a knack for bipedalism. As bipeds, we’re free to swing our arms and use our unique tools in the…

Preparing for the Earth Walk (Don’t Wait to Register!)

Join us for the 5th Annual Louisville Earth Walk this Saturday, 9 am at the Hogan’s Fountain Shelter in Cherokee Park! Bring the whole family, or form a team with your friends! We have many treats and activities that will make the day special. Get there early— the first 100 registered walkers will have a…

A Sense of Wonder

From The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson-  “What is the value of preserving and strengthening this sense of awe and wonder, this recognition of something beyond the boundaries of human existence? Is the exploration of the natural world just a pleasant way to pass the golden hours of childhood or is there something deeper?…

Walking Together

Come out to the Earth Walk with your friends and family and enjoy walking together. Walking is a wonderful family friendly activity and anyone can be involved with. Walking can be very therapeutic as well and it is a wonderful form of exercise that is less harsh on the body, unlike a lot of other…

One Month Away From Louisville Earth Walk: A Walk Playlist For You

By Audrie Lamb Audrie Lamb currently serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light. We are officially one month away from the 5th annual Louisville Earth Walk, a community celebration featuring a non-competitive walk – with virtual participation options. If you are participating in person, the community-wide walk will happen on…

The Health Benefits of Walking

Walking gets you up off the couch; away from the desk; out of the house and but not in the car! Your posture changes.  Your focus changes. Your attitude changes.  Tense muscles relax a bit.  Weak muscles get stronger.  Your heart muscle gets stronger!   Your blood circulation improves.   These are some of the expected benefits…

Groups who benefit from LEW

When we first established the Louisville Earth Walk 5 years ago we had two clear purposes 1) Raise awareness around the important work of creating a green and healthy city and 2) Raise funds for the organizing partners – all local non-profits dedicated to environmental sustainability and fostering the connections between people and planet. While…

Earth Walk 2020: More Than Just Walking

Covid-19 restrictions and different levels of concern from all people are making this year’s event a bit more than walking. If you are able to find a safe place to participate- fantastic! But, what if you aren’t in a position to go to a park or take a walk around your area? Having a virtual…

Earth Walk 2020: Benefits During a Pandemic

As the days get shorter, complicated by the restrictions of COVID-19, it becomes even more important to look for ways to maintain our physical activity. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, you need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity to stay healthy. That translates to about a 30 minute brisk walk…