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Elizabeth Renton
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  • Houston, TX
  • United States
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Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Thought you might be interested in this: A new ‘Green Health City‘ in China aims to find out if changing the very layout and construction of a city can improve physical and emotional…"
Jul 22, 2013
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"May is International Schoolgrounds Month! This is an effort led by C&NN Connect member Sharon Danks and the International Schoolgrounds Alliance The goal is simple: Schools around the world are encouraged to take their students outside and…"
May 1, 2013
Lee (Rusty) Mothes commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Since my last post almost exactly a year ago, my clubhouse-building book, now titled "Keep Out! Build your Own Backyard Clubhouse" is available on Amazon. Kids and parents will enjoy my stories of building clubhouses and all the…"
Mar 6, 2013
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Hi Everyone, Thought you'd like to know about this free webinar: The Children in Nature Partnership of the National Recreation and Park Association, the National Association of State Park Directors, and the National Park Service presents a Free…"
Mar 5, 2013
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"This nature-based playground in Concord MA is the result of local concern about lack of unstructured nature play spaces for kids: http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/nature-based_playground_coming_to_life_in_concord_ma/"
Dec 13, 2012
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Great story on natural playgrounds. C&NN's Adam Bienenstock (Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds) is featured. http://bit.ly/TwPVIV"
Nov 30, 2012
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"The best playground is the one nature provided, confirms a new study from U. of Tennessee: http://bit.ly/XnMoia"
Nov 8, 2012
Avery Cleary commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Hi Marilyn, I'm wondering if Susie Wirth with Nature Explore Classrooms might have some ideas?"
Nov 5, 2012
Marilyn Wyzga commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Who has ideas for how to fund natural play spaces, when the client is a FOR profit daycare center?  Are there grants or foundation support available?  I've gone through our standard list of grantors and they are dedicated to…"
Nov 5, 2012
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"I'm sure it will! It's a terrific and inspiring resource about the ways schools can use the grounds and the tools they have. Since most kids spend most of their days at school, it makes complete sense to implement the changes that will get…"
Sep 20, 2012
Sharon Danks commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Thanks so much, Suz!  :-)  I hope this award will help us get the word out about getting children out into nature on their own school grounds."
Sep 20, 2012
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Congratulations C&NN Connect member Sharon Danks! Sharon's book “Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation” recently received an Honor Award from the…"
Sep 20, 2012
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Congratulations Bill Hopple and all the folks behind the Cincinnati Nature Playscape Initiative! This article also mentions other C&NN associates who were instrumental in this project: Robin Moore and Natural Learning Initiative and Betsy…"
Aug 17, 2012
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Thought you'd be interested in this story from Tennessee: Natural Playground Inspires Kids to be More Active, Researchers Find. http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/natural_playground_inspires_kids_to_be_more_active/"
Jul 2, 2012
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Congratulations Robin Moore & Nilda Cosco of the Natural Learning Initiative on being awarded the inaugural N.C. Children and Nature Coalition (NCCAN!)'s Natural Initiatives Award! Read about it…"
May 1, 2012
Suz Lipman commented on Elizabeth Renton's group children's built environments
"Hi Everyone, Thought this would be of interest: This wonderful new natural playground in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada encourages imaginative play. It is designed by C&NN associate Adam Bienenstock of Bienenstock Natural…"
Mar 26, 2012

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Title or Role
landscape architect at Asakura Robinson Co.
Organization
Houston Children and Nature Coalition
Bio
Elizabeth Renton is a landscape architect with Asakura Robinson Company in Houston, Texas. As a designer of outdoor spaces, Elizabeth has a passion for incorporating natural elements in children’s outdoor environments. She is currently engaged in a variety of public projects which will facilitate ‘nature play’, including several public and private schools as well as regional parks. Elizabeth is also co-founder of the Houston Children and Nature Coalition, a collaborative effort of Houston organizations dedicated to promoting the benefits of nature in children’s lives. Founded in July 2009, the HCNC is poised to tackle nature deficit disorder through a variety of educational campaigns, family-oriented activities, and demonstration projects.

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At 10:05pm on February 2, 2010, Ann Corcoran said…
Thanks, Elizabeth. It would be tough, I guess, to find hard data re longitudinal research, bec this trend toward children NOT in nature is a phenomenon mostly within one generation, which has not come fully into adulthood. It seems common sense. Thanks for the link to C&NN research!
At 6:40pm on October 2, 2009, Meghan Cox Mick said…
Hey Elizabeth,
My business name is From the Ground Up. Website is
www.designfromthegroundup.com
Check in on Sunday and it should be updated with pictures from our pilot project!
Thanks. I love having this forum to share with others, especially since I couldn't make it to the Grassroots gathering.
At 8:52pm on September 15, 2009, amy pertschuk said…
Yes Yes -- of course we want to include title, org/agency/bio. I'll have the elves work on the site tonight and send a notice to all asking for additional profile info.
At 12:02pm on September 15, 2009, Ken Finch said…
My pleasure, Elizabeth! Sounds like you have a great situation in Houston; I'll look forward to hearing more about your success there in the years to come!
Best,
Ken
At 11:45am on September 14, 2009, Jennifer Garrett Herrera said…
I will get some pictures tomorrow and upload them. Talk with you soon.
 
 
 

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