As you know, numerous efforts around the world are underway to establish the connection between exposure to nature and positive public health outcomes. Proponents include health care providers, environmental justice advocates, conservationists, land managers, outdoor recreation providers and guides, researchers, and educators. SHIFT is proud to be part of convening and celebrating the leaders in these fields.
After eight years of vision and leadership, at the end of 2020 the Founder and Executive Director of SHIFT, Christian Beckwith, resigned to focus efforts on other realms. Now the SHIFT Executive Board has requested that as of February 2021 GP RED (www.gpred.org) staff and Operating Board proceed with transitioning to assume management of all aspects of the organizational and fiscal agency matters for SHIFT.
As such, 501 (c)(3) organization GP RED will now support SHIFT as Organizational and Management agent.
GP RED plans to continue and build the legacy of SHIFT, moving forward with 2021 SHIFT Summit, the Emerging Leaders Program, and other related research and education programs.
GP RED is a national 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2008.