When you stop and think, you know that nature is good for you – but how often do you stop and think? You know intuitively that contact with nature is good for you. Those lucky enough to live near and experience green spaces have a 50 percent chance of being more healthy, both physically and mentally, and are 40 per cent less likely to become overweight or obese. We are all part of the natural world. We depend on it for the air we breathe and the food we eat. Organizations like the National Wildlife Federation are helping people to understand their role in the natural world and their dependency on it.
Join your neighbors in creating a healthier community by creating a backyard wildlife habitat! Northwest Seattle is now an active Community Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). In order to become a certified Wildlife Habitat Community, a specific number of homes, schools, businesses and common areas must become NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat™ sites, providing food, water and shelter to raise young for wildlife. To do this, we need a joint effort of dedicated volunteers, organizational partners and local business that support our commitment to improve local community for wildlife. Here are ways you can help or participate:
1) Certify your home garden or apartment balcony with NWF. It’s easy. Just follow the steps on the NWF web page or
2) Volunteer to support the work, projects, partners and community for the community certification.