The Benefits of Nature Bathing

Scientist have discovered a miracle treatment that quickly lowers the levels of stress hormones, increases feelings of robustness, and boosts the immune system. This miracle treatment is affordable and has no adverse side effects. What is it? It is the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or Forest Bathing, a cornerstone of preventative health care and healing…

Louisville Earth Walk: Creating A Climate of Hope

The most recent report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states “urgent and unprecedented” changes are needed within the next 12 years to limit the most severe risks from climate change. While the challenge is high, the future is hopeful. Louisville has taken many important steps to do its part. The Sustain…

Children Welcome: Louisville Earth Walk Nature Play Area

The 2018 Louisville Earth Walk will be fun for the whole family, but there is a special place for children and their parents at the LEW- the Children’s Nature Play area. Hosted by the Nature Rich Alliance of Louisville, the space will provide an opportunity for children to reduce their NDD, or Nature Deficit Disorder….

Earth day: A Blast from the past

Earth Day has always held a special place in my heart. When I had an opportunity to represent the Greater Louisville Sierra Club on the  planning committee for Louisville’s Earth Walk event, I didn’t hesitate to join. My most powerful memory of  Earth day was April 22, 1970, the very first one. My high school…

Listenin’ for Answers (blowing in the wind)

I spend a lot of my time dreaming up songs, and it’s common for the groove, the melody, and sometimes the lyrics to depend on my surroundings at the creation time. It could be a muddled phrase heard through a wall or the feeling of calm beneath a healthy tree canopy in Cherokee Park that…

Bring Your Team to the Earth Walk!

Want to join us at the Earth Walk? Multiply your fun by being part of a team! We’ve made it easy for you to walk by yourself or to bring a whole team to the event and save on your registration fees! Walking has many benefits, and walking in a team or group is a…

It Has Been A Blast

Representing Cultivating Connections at Earth Walk planning meetings has been a real pleasure. It has been a great opportunity to get to know some wonderful new folks and to hang with some old friends. The planning team is a talented group of representatives from fifteen of Louisville’s most dedicated, environmentally-focused organizations, many of which I’m…