7c64b555-1a64-49d2-a93b-0cacc5fa29b8Richard Louv asks this on the Children & Nature blog.  So, today, Black Friday, don’t shop, but get out!

His piece begins:

In 2015, the leaders of the retail outdoor equipment Co-op REI made a big decision.  They closed their doors on Black Friday, the biggest day in the global retail calendar.  Instead, they encouraged their 12,000 employees to Opt Outside (#OptOutside), to reconnect with family and friends outdoors.  Thousands of companies, as well as the national and state parks, followed REI’s lead.  Millions of Americans took the day off to #OptOutside. The day was a great success.

You can read more here.  But shouldn’t you really be outside …