Serenbe Stories

Serenbe Media Network

A podcast for those seeking stories about having an impact and building a better life. From the original Serenbe story of how Founder Steve Nygren and his family discovered and developed the land that is now the leading wellness community, to stories featuring many of the people that inspired, encouraged and influenced how Serenbe was created. Steve Nygren and host Monica Olsen talk about how we resist or ignore issues out of fear vs. discovering common sense solutions and discuss the biophilic connection to nature and each other that is vitally important for individual and community wellness. Join us as we tell the story of Serenbe and interview friends, residents and leaders from around the world who are doing the essential work to build and grow thel biophilic movement.

Children Need Nature to Thrive with Sarah Milligan-Toffler
Sep 27 2021
Children Need Nature to Thrive with Sarah Milligan-Toffler
Hi Everyone, welcome back to Serenbe Stories. Today we're bringing you an episode from my podcast Biophilic Solutions, because it features one of Serenbe's residents, Sarah Milligan-Toffler. Sarah is the President and CEO of the Children and Nature Network, an organization created by Richard Louv, that reconnects kids and families with nature. In this episode, Sarah, my co-host Jennifer Walsh, and I discuss nature’s impact on brain development in early childhood, ways that we might reimagine the traditional schoolyard, and the historic barriers that have prevented underserved communities from enjoying nature’s benefits. We also dive into the tools that city officials and engaged citizens alike can use to advocate for the rights of all children have local and safe access to the outdoors. Enjoy this special interview with our neighbor Sarah.Show Notes:About the Children & Nature NetworkUrban Nature: Promoting Nature in Cities, Children & Nature NetworkCreating Systems Level Change in Cities: A Toolkit, Children & Nature NetworkAdvancing Equity in Children’s Connections to Nature, Cities Connecting Children to Nature (Children & Nature Network + National League of Cities)The Urgent Case for Green Schoolyards During and After Covid-19, by Sarah Milligan-Toffler and Richard LouvTo Build a Healthier City, Atlanta is Opening its Schoolyards to Everyone, by Monica Humphries (Nationwell)Policy Spotlight: Georgia Creates Outdoor Learning Committee (National Caucus of Environmental Legislation)How the City of Grand Rapids Became a Leader in Connecting Children to Nature, by Alejandra Pallais (National League of Cities)We’re Here, You Just Don’t See Us, by Latria Graham (Outside)Register for Sum of Us: A Conversation with Heather McGee and Dr. Gail Christopher, presented by the Children & Nature Network (June 10, 2021 at 1:00pm).Biophilic Solutions Promo
Introducing Biophilic Solutions: Dr. Phillip Tabb on Building Resilient Communities For The Future
Apr 19 2021
Introducing Biophilic Solutions: Dr. Phillip Tabb on Building Resilient Communities For The Future
Biophilic Solutions is a new nature and science podcast from the Biophilic Institute at Serenbe. Biophilia is the innate connection that human beings seek with the natural world and this podcast will help understand, elevate, and amplify biophilic solutions across a broad range of industries. Because we believe nature has the answers.Serenbe resident Dr. Phill Tabb is the first guest on Biophilic Solutions and we wanted to share his unique point of view with the Serenbe Stories audience by asking the question "How Do We Build Resilient Communities for the Future?"Join the growing biophilic movement to understand, elevate, and amplify biophilic solutions across a broad range of industries. Find out how can we take local and global actions that nurture the living, social, and economic systems that will sustain future generations. Listen in every other week, as hosts Monica Olsen and Jennifer Walsh pose questions centered around finding common-sense solutions to some of society's biggest problems.They'll speak with experts in the growing field of biophilia and environmental research about everything from offsetting your personal carbon footprint to putting pressure on the corporations and policy-makers that can affect major, systemic change. We hope you'll join them on their biophilic journey. Subscribe, follow and listen to Biophilic Solutions today on Apple, Spotify and all the podcast places.Biophilic Solutions podcast is brought to you by The Biophilic Institute, creating a world in which individuals take local and global actions that nurture the living, social and economic systems that will sustain future generations. Learn more about programs, research and the Fall 2021 Biophilic Leadership Summit at biophilicinstitute.com.