The recent adoption of a landmark agreement to protect 30 per cent of nature by 2030, signed by 196 countries at Cop15 in December, marks a turning point. But how can individuals be true stewards of nature?
Here are four venues where the general public can enjoy nature, engage in hands-on science learning and get a behind-the-scenes look at scientific research in action.
Meaningful connection with nature has a deep subliminal impact, and one most of us are missing, as we live more in urban environments and are less connected to the natural world.
Happiness looks different for everyone. Regardless of your version of true happiness, living a happier, more satisfied life is within reach. A few tweaks to your regular habits can help you get there. Here’s a look at some daily, monthly, and yearly habits to help kickstart your quest.
Moving into a new home can be life-changing. Especially if you’re a new homeowner, you may have found the whole experience a little overwhelming, and might get the sense that something is just not right in your new home.
Restoring our relationship with nature—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—is key to transforming our experience with winter. Once we’re able to do this, we can thrive in any season. We stay open to the possibilities of responding consciously and creatively to changing conditions.
Kintsugi is an art form in keeping with the Zen tenets of non-attachment and the mindful awareness of the beauty in all things — even objects that are flawed or imperfect or worn thin by time. Imperfections are highlighted or emphasized.
After experiencing seasonal depression for 35 winters, I’ve created what I call a “comfort kit” of tools that get me through to spring. My comfort kit is a mix of products, techniques, and activities that make me feel better.
The formation of a personal bond with nature is the most important thing we can do to make the world a better place. Because it’s in paying attention that a bond is formed, and it’s the bond that moves us to stand for the things we love, and that need protection.
It is our instinctual nature that has the ability to live through the up and downs and still maintain relationship to self and other. Unpredictability must be allowed into a relationship for enduring love.
Many people might not have access to a garden or a park nearby, it’s important to report that researchers have also found that even having a plant, an inspiring picture of a landscape around or simply listening to the sounds of nature can bring benefits, and support people to relax.
A killer whale stranded on a rocky shore in Alaska was saved in an hours-long rescue effort by boaters, locals and wildlife officials. The 20-ft (6 metres) orca was spotted washed up on Prince of Wales island last Thursday, apparently stuck in a crevice of rocks 4ft above the tide line.
The lady slipper first activated my heart, as most of nature does, when I was least expecting it. This was just one of many lessons I would learn, starting with how to listen for the quality of her silent wisdom. Like every other creation, the lady slipper is a unique expression of divine intelligence.
When children feel connected to nature, they are more likely to report good health and a sense of well-being, more likely to get high scores for creative thinking, and more inclined to show cooperative, helping behaviors.
Hiking is a near-perfect combination of elements known to relax us, raise our alertness, elevate our self-esteem, and physically prepare us for true rest afterward.
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