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- Upcoming Coffee & Discussion on December 9th from 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM CST. This months’ focus is on Thrive Together Springboard, as well as the ways that their organization and partners have adapted to meet the rapidly changing needs of local communities during COVID-19. Discussion and break-out groups will explore how NCH2 partners can adopt a renewed focus on equity and join the national movement to create thriving, sustainable communities amidst the pandemic and a new political era.
- Chicago Region Trees Initiative Recognition Virtual Event on December 15th from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM CST. NCH2 members are invited to be part of Chicago Region Trees Initiative’s Annual Partner Recognition Celebration and learn from an afternoon of inspiring speakers -- see our stellar lineup below! And, as we do every year, we'll recognize urban forestry stars across our region with the CRTI Urban Forestry Awards.
- Park departments country-wide are facing budget cuts even though use of parks has increased during COVID-19. Read more in the In the News section of our newsletter.
- An article by The Guardian explains how artificial light should be treated like other forms of pollution and shows scientific research to back this claim.
- “The role of non-governmental organizations in achieving environmental justice for green and blue spaces.” This paper analyzes Governance of Green and Blue Space NGO's to ensure they are upholding environmental justice pursuits.
- "Identification of Effective Programs to Improve Access to and Use of Trails among Youth from Under-Resourced Communities: A Review.” The primary purpose of this paper is to identify and review studies evaluating the effectiveness of programs to increase access to trails and trails use (physical activity) among youth from under-resourced communities.
- "Results from an 18 country cross-sectional study examining experiences of nature for people with common mental health disorders.” A paper that delves into nature use and motivation to get outside among those with common mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.