Canadians are spending most of their lives indoors – reports indicate as much as 90 per cent of our time is spent inside. Both doctors and scientists confirm that a lack of exposure to nature actually contributes to human illness. Our disconnection from nearby nature is a prime reason for the declining state of human health, both mental and physical.
The challenge the Canadian Wildlife Federation and many others have taken on is to try to connect people to nature, to get them outside and discovering the benefits of immersing oneself in nature. At CWF, we want an appreciation for wildlife and nature to be an intrinsic value shared by all Canadians.