David Suzuki Foundation challenges Canadians to get outside with the 30x30 Nature Challenge

TORONTO, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians are being challenged to get outside and kick start summer early through the 30x30 Nature Challenge. "Winter has lasted long enough," said the David Suzuki Foundation's Aryne Sheppard. "It's time to add a daily dose of nature to our routines by spending 30 minutes in nature for 30 days."

For the month of May, the 30x30 Nature Challenge is a fun and easy way to get outside and kick off the warmer months we've been looking forward to. Sheppard says, "Getting outside can be as easy as taking a break to walk through a nearby green space, eating lunch under a tree or even holding a work meeting on a park bench instead of a boardroom."

Participants join the 30x30 Nature Challenge by signing up online. Each day they will get fun ideas of how to get outside and get more connected with nature. According to Sheppard, it's more than just fun. "Studies have shown that getting a daily dose of nature can lead to increased mental and physical health, higher levels of happiness and work productivity, and a stronger sense of community."

The 30x30 Nature Challenge is being presented in partnership with Genuine Health, with generous support from Happenate and Bullfrog Power. 

SOURCE David Suzuki Foundation

For further information: please visit www.davidsuzuki.org/30x30challenge or contact: Jode Roberts, (647) 456-9752, jroberts@davidsuzuki.org