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The Nature-Rich Life

Date: 6:00pm EDT March 19, 2014

“The future will belong to the nature-smart–those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.”- Richard Louv

Richard Louv will come to Washington College on March 19, 2014 to discuss “The Nature-Rich Life: Nature-rich cities, nature-rich homes, nature-rich schools and more.” Louv is a bestselling author of “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age” and “Last Child in the Woods.” Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv identifies seven basic concepts that can help us reshape our lives. By tapping into the restorative powers of nature, we can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds.

This lecture will be in Decker Theater with a reception in the Underwood Lobby to follow. This lecture is sponsored by The William James Forum, Gibson-Wagner Psychology Fund, Richard Holstein ‘68 Ethics Program , and the Center for Environment & Society.