In-Nature Leadership Development Adventures

Numerous studies show that in North America, the workplace has become a major source of stress for employees and this stress has escalated progressively over the past decades. The resulting yearly cost of absenteeism alone for organizations is calculated at around $1,400 per employee, not to mention the loss in productivity.

Richard Louv, an Audubon medalist and author of 9 books, including “Nature-deficit disorder” regrets that people are spending less time outdoors and less time immersed in nature than before. It is also clear that, in the past 30 years, people’s levels of stress and sense of “busyness” have risen dramatically. These converging forces have led environmental writer Louv to coin the term “nature-deficit disorder”—a form of suffering that comes more