NEW YORK BILL CONNECTS CHILDREN WITH OUTDOORS

by Suparna Dutta, Sierra Club Outdoors intern New York joins the growing roster of states advancing strategies to connect children and youth with the outdoors. With a unanimous vote (63-0) lawmakers from both sides of the aisle just passed legislation to address the growing divide between children and the outdoors. State Assembly Bill A735 was [...]

RELEASE: OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS SUPPORTS HEALTHY KIDS OUTDOORS ACT TO RECONNECT KIDS WITH NATURE

For Immediate Release                                                                     Contacts: Christina Batcheler 703-438-6098 batchelerc@nwf.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids Supports Healthy Kids Outdoors Act to Reconnect Kids with Nature  New Legislation Aims To Connect Youth with the Outdoors WASHINGTON (April 23, 2015) – Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (NM) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI) introduced legislation aimed at connecting youth and families with [...]

Action on ECHO, OAK Education Pillar, and other news

OAK October 2014 Newsletter OAK ECHO Across America Webinar On October 6, OAK’s State and Local Action team lead a webinar on OAK’s ECHO (Every Child Healthy Outdoors) Across Americainitiative.  32 participants joined us for the webinar to learn about the initiative and how to utilize the ECHO Across America Toolkit. Interested in joining OAK’s [...]

Time to Create an ECHO Across America: Every Child Healthy Outdoors

guest blog by Sierra Club Nearby Nature Director and OAK Chair Jackie Ostfeld originally published in the Huffington Post The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just released the 2014 State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, and it's bleak. The state by state analysis is a stark reminder that most kids in America are not [...]

OAK Celebrates Great Outdoors America Week and other News

OAK July Newsletter OAK Celebrates Great Outdoors America Week June 23 -26, 2014 marked the annual Great Outdoors America Week, where 100s of advocates descended upon Washington, DC, to remind our nation's leaders of the importance of America’s great outdoors. OAK celebrated GO Week by hosting our second annual  Youth and America’s Great Outdoors Event. [...]