One of the local events I am most proud of from 2014 is the Nature-Health-Access workshop that I created at Lewis and Clark this past summer.  A great group came together to discuss issues in access to healthy green spaces among different cultural groups in the Portland area.

— Thomas Doherty


Earlier this year a group of counselors, educators, graduate students, sustainability professionals and community members convened at Lewis & Clark for Nature Health Access, a workshop that examined the following questions: Are there issues regarding access to healthy natural spaces in our community? How can we determine needs and solutions?

This workshop was co-sponsored by the African American Outdoor Association, Friends of Trees, Legacy Hospital Healing Garden Program, the Ecopsychology Certificate program, the Center for Community Engagement, and the Graduate Students of Color Alliance at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. 

Read more and view more photos from the workshop.




Published by Thomas Doherty

Psychologist Thomas Doherty's work on environmental sustainability and health has been featured in publications like the New York Times and in talks worldwide. Thomas consults with individuals and organizations through his business Sustainable Self. He was the founding Director of the Ecopsychology Certificate Program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed academic journal Ecopsychology. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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