Richard Louv

Richard Louv is the author of nine books, including The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age and Last Kid in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life is his most recent book. He received the 2008 Audubon Medal for his books, which have been translated into 20 languages and have helped to establish an international movement to connect children and their families to nature. Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson, and others have previously received the award. Wilson and Jimmy Carter are both former presidents of the United States.

Louv won the 2007 Cox Award, Clemson University's highest recognition for persistent success in public service, among other honors. Louv is also the co-founder and emeritus chairman of the Children & Nature Network (, an organization dedicated to connecting today's children and future generations to nature. Louv developed the term Nature-Deficit Read More chevron_right