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Earth Day: Why sheltering in place shows need for nature

Posted on Apr 22, 2020, by

By David Horst, Environmental Grants Manager, Community Foundation I have to admit that when the full extent of human suffering COVID-19 would bring became apparent, the work I’ve been doing at the Community Foundation on promoting development of more multi-use trails seemed about to become insignificant, or maybe “nonessential” in the current vocabulary. The Community […]

Earth Day a natural time to review grantmaking

Posted on Apr 22, 2019, by

The late Former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator, Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day. By David Horst environmental grant manager It’s Earth Day today, and it might surprise you to learn this celebration of nature and stewardship of the Earth is well into middle age. This is the 49th Earth Day. As Wisconsinites, we can […]

Grant helps another Earth Day event educate kids

Posted on May 15, 2018, by

The appearance by best-selling author Richard Louv at the grand opening of the new Bubolz Nature Preserve nature center building was not the only Earth Day Event backed by a Community Foundation grant. At the Sustainable Development Institute on the campus of the College of the Menominee Nation, more than 300 young people learned nature […]

Louv tells eco groups to work together

Posted on Apr 23, 2018, by

“You need a bigger boat.” That was best-selling author Richard Louv’s advice to Fox Valley nature centers and environmental groups as the keynote speaker for Earth Day and the grand opening of the new nature center at Bubolz Nature Preserve Sunday. His reference was to the movie Jaws — which he acknowledged is factually flawed […]

Author brings cure for nature deficit to Fox Cities

Posted on Apr 19, 2018, by

The author whose extensive review of research concluded that Americans are falling victim to “Nature-Deficit Disorder” will speak at a  special Earth Day celebration Sunday, April 22, at Bubolz Nature Preserve and share what he’s learned in the more than decade since his book “Last Child in the Woods” became a best-seller and captured the attention […]