The study of environmental psychology has shown that spending time in nature is quite effective in reducing stress. Shift your attitude towards a snow day by taking a walk and appreciating how snowflakes are individual in nature, or how ice crystals have beautifully formed on a nearby tree branch. Walking, and other forms of outdoor exercise, also aid in elevating your metabolism, which is always a good thing.
As nature lovers, we have work to do, and it starts with hard conversations about how much damage has already been done to Earth’s conditions. If we start from within, the United States itself experiences severe conditions from climate change. California alone has had more than four million acres of land and habitats burnt from the fires that started in August and, as of October 10th, are still burning. These fires are reported as the worst in history, and are a direct result of extreme weather and poor natural conditions… and sadly, human involvement.