The David Suzuki Foundation: Love letters to nature

This spring, I had the great honour of partnering with the David Suzuki Foundation for their 30×30 Nature Challenge where we asked people to write love letters to nature.

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We kicked off the month with a public event, and ever since then, I’ve been floored by the response. I’d scroll through Instagram and Twitter daily (using: #30x30challenge and #lovenature) and revel in the beauty of the natural world and in how and where people spent their 30 minutes/day in nature. It was so wonderful.

And I wasn’t the only one thrilled by this challenge to spend more time outside:

  • 68 countries took part
  • Nearly 13,000 individuals registered
  • 821 schools registered (think of how many students that is!!)
  • 463 workplaces registered.

That is a whole lot of people spending time in the natural world, thinking and reflecting on what it means to them, and how it changes and shapes who they are.

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Here are the winning love letters from May’s challenge! And the most wonderful love letter to nature from an elder in Vancouver!

More about the collaboration here!