Written by Denise Deby.
I’m in! I’ve registered again for the David Suzuki Foundation’s 30×30 Nature Challenge during May.
The Challenge: to spend at least 30 minutes a day outside in nature, for 30 days.
The purpose: to reconnect with nature and reap the benefits—including better health, lower stress, more energy, increased happiness and connections with other people.
It might sound difficult to fit in, but it doesn’t have to be. Options include going for a walk, having lunch in a park, holding a walking meeting, sitting by the river, birdwatching, stargazing, or checking out a recreational path or any of Ottawa’s wonderful greenspaces. The 30×30 Nature Challenge website has daily tips and other suggestions. (One suggestion is not to worry if you can’t get out every day; every little bit helps.)
You can register on the site; workplaces and schools can also register to participate.
With the 30×30 Nature Challenge, Bike to Work Month and Jane’s Walk Ottawa, there are lots of good reasons to get outside this month.