24 Sep '14, 4pm

Get closer to nature just 30 minutes at a time | U.S. Green Building Council

Get closer to nature just 30 minutes at a time | U.S. Green Building Council

This summer, USGBC’s Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA) hosted the first annual 30x30 Nature Challenge , where the chapter challenged Wisconsin residents, communities and organizations to pledge to spend at least 30 minutes in nature for 30 days straight. WGBA had nearly 1,500 people pledge to take the challenge! Nature is one of the most affordable, accessible, and equitable forms of preventative medicine . Contact with nature relieves stress, increases memory performance and creativity, and improves attention span. Most importantly, spending time in nature can build appreciation and a feeling of responsibility to protect it. Having a closer connection to nature can influence our building practices, e.g. including biophilic components or sustainably sourcing the materials used to renovate or build. The 30x30 Nature Challenge was one big way WGBA was able to connect ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/get-closer-nature-just-30-m...

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