Washing Away the Stay at Home Blues with a Walk in Nearby Nature

This past Tuesday, I was working from home, sitting at my table in the same place I’ve been for weeks. My head kept turning to look outside at the sunshine hitting the trees. I wasn’t feeling very productive or motivated. In fact, I was feeling drained, overwhelmed and anxious. It was Noon and I decided it was time to take my own advice and indulge in a nearby nature break. In fact, I would take it a step further and give myself an activity: I will go shoot a rainbow. Which meant I grabbed my iPhone and headed outside in search of all the colors of the rainbow in the natural world.

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Bush Whacking Sustainability Barriers & Clearing Trails for Environmental Progress

Guest authored by Doug Silverstein Oh, the benefits of hiking… aerobic exercise, budding friendships, and beautiful landscapes… especially at Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve (see below). But it’s absolutely clear, halfway through 10 treks, the 2019 SMC Hike-a-Palooza is providing huge additional benefits — building the network of 29 environmental sustainability leaders who’ve joined so far.

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