Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Nature as an Abstraction

This meme needs to be repeated over and over...

"Nature is increasingly an abstraction you watch on a nature channel," said Richard Louv, the author of the book "Last Child in the Woods," an account of how children are slowly disconnecting from the natural world. "That abstract relationship with nature is replacing the kinship with nature that America grew up with."

Read article here.

There's more to being "green" than recycling and watching Animal Planet (no dig intended on either activity, except that they are poor replacements for getting outdoors.)

Connection to nature should be integral to any definition of "green".