OUR WORK: GEZOND NATUUR WANDELEN
ABOUT OUR WORK
‘Gezond Natuur Wandelen’ (Healthy Nature Walking) came to us with an objective to expand and collaborate with other organisations. In doing so they decided to create a professional website to replace their simple blog. The website’s atmosphere had to be focussed on ‘nature’ and being ‘out and about’. It also had to feel inviting and approachable, as one of its main functions was to encourage people to get out of the house and into nature.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Dutch ‘Gezond Natuur Wandelen Foundation’, together with broad grassroots organisations in welfare, health, (walking) sports and nature, organizes weekly nature walks. Read more about Gezond Natuur Wandelen
These start at a fixed place and time, and is supervised by volunteers, who en route also tell something about the nature they encounter. The walks are primarily intended for people who want to move more, but anyone who simply likes to go out for a walk with a group for an hour is welcome. The walks are free and you do not have to register in advance. Afterwards there is the possibility to have a coffee together (in most places at a reduced price).
The goal is that everyone in The Netherlands can participate with ‘Gezond Natuur Wandelen’ at least once a week, from a location close to home. The program has been growing since 2014. Since September 2014 walks are organized in Texel, Haarlem, IJmuiden, Overveen, Heemstede, Castricum, Haarlemmermeer, Heerhugowaard, Leeuwarden, Drachten and Beetsterzwaag.