Monthly Archives: June 2014

There is an I in nature: Nature Connection and Conservation.

In 2011, P. Wesley Schultz wrote an essay in Conservation Biology stating that conservation can only be achieved by changing human behaviour. He also noted the difficulties of changing conservation behaviour through education owing to our bias to short-term thinking, … Continue reading

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Nature’s Beauty and an Ecology of Mind

A couple of recent research papers have considered the role of nature’s beauty in nature connectedness and the associated benefits of well-being and pro-social behaviour. The first looked at how a connection to nature is related to well-being. In two … Continue reading

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Nature access versus nature connection

Urban environments shape and define us more and more. From a past embedded in the natural world, our innate design skills, driven by an imaginative mind, have allowed us to settle and farm the land. Then, further advances saw people … Continue reading

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