Less Screen, More Green (Colour edition): The Mindful Tech Plan offers the powers of nature, mindfulness and being truly connected to balance out your screentime with greentime

Less Screen, More Green (Colour edition): The Mindful Tech Plan offers the powers of nature, mindfulness and being truly connected to balance out your screentime with greentime

by Kerry Crofton
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"Kerry Crofton's Less Screen, More Green describes the importance of children spending time outside and suggests how educators can encourage a love of the natural world that is so desperately important. Only if we care will we help, and nature desperately needs the help of all of us." - Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder - the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace.

Most of us are relying on our digital devices and virtual communication more than ever - just how it is these days. Yet it can still be an opportune time to shift our mindset and make a few healthy changes where we can and when we can.

Did you know that the World Health Organization published a study in The Lancet warning that childhood inactivity is a global epidemic harming their brain health and social skills? And this was in 2019, before a pandemic intensified usage of digital screens. Studying online, working remotely and virtual communication has disconnected us from each other - and nature.

Do you worry about increased isolation, anxiety, depression, insomnia, inactivity, tech overload or lack of screen-free activities?

This newest edition comes at a pivotal time; it's increasingly urgent to use electronics more wisely and balance out all this tech with outdoor time in nature. The good news: children don't need to be outdoors all day. Even twenty minutes of unstructured play boosts their physical, mental and social wellbeing.

With quotes and contributions from experts around the globe and updated material, this is the essential toolkit for parents, grandparents and educators who want to show children the value of nature and restore a calmer pace to their own lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979918121
Publisher: Global WellBeing Books - div of WellBeing Int
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kerry Crofton is a public health educator and founder of the Canadian charity Global Alliance for Brain & Heart Health. Kerry is a mother and grandmother concerned about the wellbeing of all children. Her previous books include: A Wellness Guide for the Digital Age. She has been teaching these wellness programs and mindfulness meditation for more than forty years.

Table of Contents

The Mindful Tech Plans™ offer all you need to know to tailor healthier tech habits for your family, school or workplace.


Introduction and Book Overview

PART A - You and Your Brain On Too Much Tech

Technology offers benefits

Silicon Valley reports

Teachers have concerns

Too much screentime - children at risk

Smartphone addiction and youth mental health

The Three Powers

Environmental educators inspire

Outdoor greentime benefits

My story, well, part of my story

Youth making wise choices

Notes from millennials

Seniors feeling isolated

The Mindful Tech Approach

Meet our screentime experts

PART B - Digital Detox Using The Three Powers

#1. The power of nature

#2. The power of mindfulness

#3. The power of kindness and being truly connected

PART C - The Mindful Tech Plans

De-clutter your tech with the KonMari Method™

Digital Minimalism tips from Dr. Cal Newport

Safer tech solutions from medical and technical experts

Healthy aging - from conception to college and beyond

The Truly Smart & Healthy Home

Mindful Tech - getting started

The Family Tech Plan

The School Tech Plan

The Workplace Tech Plan

The Transportation Tech Plan

Going forward, Let's be friends of the future

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