I'm intrigued by this article on treehugger that addresses how to raise environmentally-friendly children. The article suggests that sending your children outdoors to play will stimulate and help formulate their love for nature.
I have been thinking about this over the last few weeks as I've contemplated the role that nature and the environment have in my life. Living in the city these last few years, I've felt myself developing an ever-growing thirst that propels me outdoors, but leaves me unsatisfied to find paved sidewalks and little grass. Especially as of late, I envision myself as a child doing handstands in our yard and racing my sister from one end of the block to the next. I can't pinpoint that playing outside as a child molded my need for a deep connection with nature, however, the lack of trees, grass, and the mere opportunity to sit on "the porch" have left me wanting.
assuming that this article is on the mark with their points, I'm left with the following thought :: is it the submersion in or lack of the outdoors after having been submersed that create eco-concious people?