What is the 30×30 Nature Challenge?
For the past four years, the David Suzuki Foundation has invited Canadians to join the 30×30 Nature Challenge. Last year, over 15,000 people signed up to spend 30 minutes outside each day for 30 days. Join us in cultivating the nature habit!
When does the Challenge start?
The fourth annual 30×30 Nature Challenge will run during the month of May 2015.
How can I register?
You can register here!
Can my workplace/school do the 30×30 Challenge?
Yes! Register online and get our free toolkits forworkplaces and schools They’re full of tips and activities, as well as ideas for getting your colleagues involved.
Where can we find nearby nature?
Nature isn’t a destination—it’s literally in your backyard. Green space is as close as your neighbourhood park or garden. Community gardens, trails, ravines and beaches are often a short diversion from your daily route. Birds, bees and other critters are always nearby. You just have to take time to watch and listen.
What counts as “time in nature”?
Good question! It’s simple: time in nature is about getting outside and taking time to notice and connect with the non-human life around you.
Time in nature is not always the same as being outside — most busy city thoroughfares aren’t very green or calming. But the good news for urban dwellers is that even small green spaces are beneficial if you relax and pay attention to nature when you’re there. We recommend putting your electronic devices away so you can use all your senses to listen for bird song, breathe fresh air and watch for local wildlife.
Can you give us some ideas for spending 30 minutes in nature during the workday?
Check out our Daily Tips and be sure to join David Suzuki on Facebook to see how others are getting their daily doses of nature.
I don’t live in Canada. Can I still participate?
Yes! Thousands of people from all over the world participate each year. Share your pictures and stories — we’d love to hear how you spend time in nature!
I missed a day – can I still participate in the Challenge?
Of course! The Challenge isn’t about being perfect. We want to encourage Canadians to get outside and enjoy nature more often. Little by little, you can cultivate the nature habit.