One of the things I do in my consulting business is operate a program focused on decreasing the carbon footprint of staff at the University of Pennsylvania. To accomplish this, I think it is beneficial to tap into and raise people’s connection to the environment and their surroundings.
A few months ago, I learned of the David Suzuki Foundation’s 30 x 30 Challenge – spend 30 minutes a day out in nature for 30 days in a row. What a simple, yet wonderful idea! Eat lunch outside, go for a walk or run in a park or along a river, read a book under a tree, work in your garden – so many possibilities, even in the heart of the city!
So, I will be challenging the staff involved in my program to take the 30 x 30 Challenge, and to involve their co-workers and friends. We will do some group activities, but mostly it will be up to each individual to decide what they want to do. All I will as is that they make note of what they did and how it made them feel.
We will be doing the Challenge from October 8 to November 6. Come along and join us! I will share my daily notes here on the blog. I would love if you share your favorite outdoor activities, or how you spent your time outside with us!