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…

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…

Earth Walk 2020: Imagined!

Have you ever written a blog (web log) before?  Well it’s not easy: the hardest thing is deciding on a topic from a universe of ideas.  It occurred to me that one needs a decent imagination to dream up a topic.  So, I decided to write about … wait for it … imagination.  And I…

The Whole Family Will Have Fun @The 2019 Louisville Earth Walk

Are you searching for new and different ways to connect with your family? Are you looking to find healthy activities in which the entire tribe can participate? Then the 2019 Louisville Earth Walk is just what you are looking for! Round up Grandma and Gramps, Auntie Jane and Uncle Buster, Cousins Hank, Tank, & Frank…

Fundraising for a Sustainable City – It’s Easy

Some of us are naturals when it comes to fundraising, and others feel terribly uncomfortable. For me, I am reminded of how I used to ask my father for money and all the anxiety that brought up. Nowadays my perspective has shifted as I’ve embraced the simple idea that matching up concerned people with resources,…

The Power of Walking

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir Earth Walk 2019 is a fundraiser to help organizations make our community a safer, healthier place for all residents but, according to recent research, it can also be a prescription for reducing stress and promoting mental as well as physical health!…

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…