Author Archives: Miles

About Miles

Applied psychologist researching our connection with nature and ways to improve it. Good for nature, good for you.

The Green Care Code: What explains Pro-nature behaviours?

Being connected to nature found to play vital role in pro-nature conservation behaviours. There’s no wellbeing without nature’s wellbeing. Yet, nature is in crisis – the Living Planet Report showed that 60% of animals have been lost since 1970 and in their … Continue reading

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How does the weather and the season affect our connection with nature?

After a dry spring, we’ve had much more rain recently and I was wondering if weather and time of year affected levels of nature connection. Through the Nature Connection Index we’ve been measuring nature connectedness nationally since 2015. This has … Continue reading

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A Scale to Measure Pro-Nature Conservation Behaviours – ProCoBS

Nature is in crisis – the Living Planet Report showed that 60% of animals have been lost since 1970. This decline in wildlife – and the warming climate – both stem from human behaviour.  To find effective ways of increasing pro-nature behaviours … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild: A 5 Year Review

Each year for the past 5 years we’ve been evaluating the impact of 30 Days Wild for The Wildlife Trusts. The impact of 30 Days Wild is confirmed each year with peer reviewed research papers published for each of the first 3 … Continue reading

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Nature Notes – an app for Noticing the Good Things in Nature

Last year we published research showing how a smartphone app that prompted people to notice and note the good things in nature was good for people’s wellbeing. Bringing clinically significant improvements in quality of life for those with a mental … Continue reading

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