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Sep
13

Community Health and Climate Change: Local Strategies Can Address Both

The American Public Health Association (APHA) declared 2017 the Year of Climate Change and Health. And, fittingly, September was designated Extreme Weather Month. As Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and South ...

Mar
23

It’s Spring. Don’t Just #FindYourPark—Defend Parks for Others

I was a “free-range” kid before that term existed. In the rural Southeast, neighbors’ homes lay miles beyond pastures and tracts of forest. I was a serial trespasser on other ...

May
11

Atlanta’s BeltLine: So Much More than a Walkway

"Tony Comes Home" by William Massey is one of the many BeltLine art installments. Massey called on the community to help him gather found objects that make up this magnificent ...

Mar
18

Forging a New Generation of Outdoor Enthusiasts

“Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing.” —Henry David Thoreau. Numerous barriers discourage outdoor activity, like lack of transportation, safety concerns, and for low-income families, the very real ...

Nov
19

Are We Taking Play Seriously?

There is nothing frivolous about children’s play. It is so important that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights recognizes “the right of the child to rest ...

Apr
28

Three Ways to Become a Covert Health Champion

The intersection of Conkey Ave. and Clifford Ave., in Rochester, NY, has long held a reputation as an open-air drug market. It was not unusual to see drug dealers on ...

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