Vasque Footwear has entered its “keystone partnership” for 2020 with the Children & Nature Network, a national non-profit working to increase access to nature for children, families and communities. The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) leads a global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children, and the wild places we cherish, can thrive. The organization advances nature connection strategies in key areas that impact children’s daily lives: families, cities and schools. C&NN curates research that makes the case for regular nature connection; works to advance policies that increase access to quality outdoor experiences and green spaces; and builds the capacity of a network of nature connection leaders around the world.
“For the past year, we have been working to find new ways to inspire people to get more nature in their everyday lives,” said Joe Peters, marketing director at Vasque Footwear. “Our partnership with the Children & Nature Network will help us share information with the Vasque community about the benefits of spending time outside, and provide real-world ideas for connecting to the natural world.”
Vasque is the exclusive underwriter of C&NN’s new editorial feature, Inside Out, Stories from the Field, launching Summer 2020. This interactive news platform will offer in-depth stories, columns and podcasts about the benefits of nature connection, along with tips and inspiration for spending more time outdoors. During the COVID19 crisis, C&NN is offering support and resources through FindingNature.org.
“We know that nature has the power to make people healthier and happier,” said Sarah Milligan-Toffler, executive director of the Children & Nature Network. “Vasque understands the importance of nature connection in peoples’ lives and the need to shift our indoor society, especially our indoor kids, back out to the natural world. We are thrilled to have Vasque as an engaged and committed partner in this critical work.”