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Creative minds, open hearts, wild places
Creative minds, open hearts, wild places

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"When you see violence, greed and narrow-mindedness in the fullness of its power, walk straight into the heart of it, remaining open to the sky and in touch with the earth."

http://www.theecologist.org/magazine/features/2987652/heathrow13_why_i_risked_jail_for_my_beliefs.html
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Talking about nature and creativity... We've always known that this is a perfect combination <3 And we were so right! :)
"In 2012, a ground-breaking study found that after only four days of immersion in nature, a group of hikers tested a 50% improvement in their cognitive functions related to creativity and problem solving".
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We are very excited to invite all youth workers, teachers, school counselors, consultants, facilitators, community artists and organizers to take part in Creative Facilitation workshop organized together by PYE Global - Partners for Youth Empowerment, Ashoka España and Avalon Sustainability School

Save the date: 21&22 of May, Barcelona.

Tickets and registration: http://pyeglobal.org/cf1-barcelona/
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1008925482535157
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We talk a lot about how important is spending time in nature. But how, actually, can we make children interested in spending time outdoors? We share some brilliant ideas that could help turn your kids into nature-fanatics ;)
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"Instead of pumping time and money into exams, we should focus on wellbeing and encouraging children to connect with the natural world"
We couldn't agree more.
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Maxima Acuña de Chaupe, a Goldman prize winner, is a beautiful example of environmental activism and amazing inner strength. She did not belong to any movement or organisation but she had enough courage to fight against the biggest gold-mining project in South America to save two highland lagoons, her farm, and the supply of fresh water for thousands more people <3
http://ht.ly/4mTeet
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Two-year study reveals a terrifying truth - more than 10% of children in England have not been to a natural environment on the past year!
What might be a key factor influencing whether children visited natural environments? The answer is obvious - the enthusiasm of their parents for green spaces! In households where adults were frequent visitors, 82% of children followed their lead.
Dear parent, take your child outdoors! :)
http://ht.ly/10gmwr
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New technologies are a great support for developing #social and #environmental innovations. Have you heard about Olio? Olio is a free app which connects you with your local #community - neighbours and local shops and cafes - so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. You can do both - share your spare food or browse food which is available in your neighbourhood.
We love the idea <3
http://ht.ly/10wLsS
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Study claims that spending time in #nature can significantly reduce the risk of #depression. "This finding is exciting because it demonstrates the impact of nature experience on an aspect of emotion regulation – something that may help explain how nature makes us feel better," said lead author Gregory Bratman.
http://ht.ly/10iSWF
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According to Matt Hopwood, sharing love stories leads to a social and environmental change. "Love stories explore experiences where we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, to open out to other people, to ourselves and to our environment" author says.
So let's share the tales of love <3
http://ht.ly/10oo4e
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