We all need heroes. Richard Louv, the author of Last Child in the Woods, is one of my heroes. Rich was the first to coin the phrase 'nature deficit disorder' which refers to our disconnect with nature and the potential harm that it can impose on human beings. In Last Child, Rich provided readers with an education on this subject and encouraged all of us to become part of the new nature movement. His follow-up book, The Nature Principle highlighted the importance of adult conn
"You don't need a title to be a leader"
A few weeks ago I was invited to a weekend camp in the middle of the woods to speak to a group of students who are part of the Youth Leadership Society of British Columbia. These youth spent their weekend pitching tents, attending workshops and brainstorming ideas for how to turn their dream projects of helping others, including the environment, into reality. It was a classic case of youth leading youth. During my workshop I was able to share my own leadership journey with ki