Author and advocate for bringing children back to nature, Richard Louv, speaks about the importance of Healthy Parks Healthy People.
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of seven books about the connections between family, nature and community. His most recent book, ‘Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder’ (Algonquin), translated into nine languages and published in 13 countries, has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Louv is also the chairman and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network, an organisation helping build the movement to connect today’s children and future generations to the natural world. Louv coined the term ‘Nature-Deficit Disorder’, which has become the defining phrase of this important issue. He is currently working on his eighth book, about the restorative power of nature.
Louv was a keynote speaker at the 2010 International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress. In this interview recorded at the Congress he speaks about the importance of Healthy Parks Healthy People.