During his presentations July 16, 2016 Louisville presentations author Richard Louv issued a challenge for us to become the most nature-rich city. He encouraged us to set some goals, track our progress, celebrate our successes and then to be so bold as to declare ourselves "The Most Nature-Rich City."
Richard Louv is an internationally acclaimed author and advocate for healthy connections to nature. He is a cofounder of the Children and Nature Network and a frequent media guest with recent appearances on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show and CBS This Morning.
His landmark book Last Child in the Woods – Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated and published in many languages. It was one of the first books to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential to healthy childhood development. His just released book Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to the Nature-Rich Life is a complete prescription for connecting people with the power and joy of the natural world.