2012 Canadian Weblog Awards nominee

Top Green Influencers  by

"Creating a sustainable future is quickly becoming an integral part of life in the 21st Century for both consumers and businesses alike. Leading the way to this sustainable future are the green online influencers who not only report on green consumer and business news and trends, but who actually create and disseminate it. Our 2012 Online Green Influencers were chosen based upon their Google page rank, social influence and online community engagement. Although it was difficult to narrow down our list to only 100 Green Online Influencers, this year’s winners each offer not  only top green content but also a genuine desire to change the world." Green Websites


Teaching kids to swim : Does it have to be left to the experts ? In the Globe and Mail, July 12,2012

Kick the habit ! Canadian Health & Health Life Magazine Spring 2012

School's out - why aren't your kids out playing ?In The Globe and Mail,July 03,2011

Louv, Richard (2011)The Nature Principle  P. 150

Relearning the lost art of child’s play. In The Globe and Mail April 11,2011

Toronto Parent insert in Today’s Parent, March 2011 Issue

Parents Canada Magazine November 2010 Issue

Canadian Living Magazine November 2010 Issue

Obesity rising as activity declines in Toronto Star September 23, 2010

Last Child on the Coach In Backpacker Magazine August 2010

Are our toddlers becoming new crop of couch potatoes ? In Toronto Star April 24 2010

Get outside! Taking kids out of the classroom In Smart Magazine (Winter 2009)

Why Free- range kids are on the rise. In Toronto Star May 9,2009

Group encourages kids to be outside: In Toronto Star February 6, 2009

Online Press


E-book Forest Kids: Why the Modern Classroom is Moving Outside, by Andrea Gordon.(journalist Toronto Star )







May Newsletter Savvy Mom

The Lost Art of Dandelion Crowns Bunch Family

Featured Friend - Kari from Active Kids Club

Featured in Kids : New Balance

20 blog posts, 20 comments, one day By Brandie Weikle editor

How- to: start an outdoor playgroup Bunch family

Kitchen counter confidential - let's play! In Kitchen counter chronicles

5 Fantastic Outdoor Blogs by Parents By National Wildlife Federation

How to create outdoor playgroups in National Wildlife Federation

Embrace Blustery Days

A little incentive to get your kids outside by Baby Bunching

More incentive to get kids to play outside – How does 75 bucks sound? By Cool Mom Picks

Mushroom Hunting in Norway by Slow Family Online

Active Kids Club kadijkcommunicatie. Netherlands

Build Your Own Nature Play Club Snail by Snail

Get outside and play ! By editor Brandie Weikle (

Inspiration Monday: Get thee outdoors! Kaboom

Pod cast, webinars and radio

Online radio show with Leonore Skenazy Free Range in winter ?

Get Outdoors : Connecting Food,Nature and Play

Pod cast by Blog talk radio, Creativity in Play and  Kari Svenneby

Get Outside!: an All-Weather Guide to Outdoor Playgroups with Kaboom !

Sånn er livet, about Kari Svenneby and ActiveKidsClub NRK radio (Norwegian broadcasting radio ) August 2011

Pod Cast by Playful Tots Show : Create Outdoor Playgroups

Writing on other sites,blogs and in print

No Bad Weather; Only Bad Clothing for Playworks

Outdoor Play Expert for

Restaurant Spotlight : Beaches Bake shop & Café in Toronto In

Fresh Air from Norway

Fresh Air from Canada in TLC In July 2010 New Zealand

Gearing up for snow play by Go Explore Blog

Collaborated with Children and Nature Network Tool Kit for Nature Clubs for families. 2009