Nature in the Everyday

Nature has a profound impact on our daily lives. In this exploration of nature in the ordinary world, The Project Outside hopes to express the importance of connecting with nature and ponder what it means to be someone living in the digital age. Click on the titles to access recent articles.

What is Nature? A New Definition, Now What?

February 18, 2022

While creating a new definition of nature is a theoretical discussion, the implications are practical, real, and important for our everyday lives. Our relationship with nature is an undercurrent to many fundamental parts of our day and the world such as urban planning, our hobbies and weekend activities, our access to safe living spaces and clean air and water, and our happiness and wellbeing…

What is Nature? Importance of a New Definition

February 11, 2022

As we continue to build bigger, more expansive and industrial cities, and climate change poses a greater threat than ever, we must redefine what “nature” is. We cannot spend all our energy preserving magnificent natural landscapes to only forget about the nature at our door that is being destroyed…

What is Nature? Traditional Definitions of Nature in America

February 4, 2022

The American idea of “nature” is rooted in the vision of early settler-colonists as they crossed over to the Americas in the 1600 and 1700s…

What is Nature? February Content Series

February 2, 2022

Happy New Year! As January 2022 begins to take For the month of February we are starting a new content series exploring the question, what is nature?…

Happy New Year from the Project Outside!

January 1, 2022

Happy New Year! As January 2022 begins to take shape, it is both refreshing and daunting to be faced with a new year. 2021 was unimaginably taxing and challenging, so a new year brings the hope for a better year and forward progress…

Adjusting to Life at Full Speed

November 1, 2021

In the midst of a busy college semester, I cannot help but think about life just over a year ago. In the height of lockdown life seemed to slow down. Everyday moments grew in importance; they were all we had…

The Time to Change is Now

May 19, 2020

We never imagined the world would be put on hold. Even two months ago, it was impossible to imagine the duration of stay at home orders, temporary shut downs, and unemployment. The virus has not only taken many lives, but it has forced the entire world to change course. This comes with intense emotions…

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