Nature Connectedness and Behaviour Change
Humans and nature have always been intimately connected. For millennia nature has provided us with all we need to survive and thrive. This ancient connection is so ingrained in our being that, to this day, there are measurable mental and physical health benefits from spending time outdoors.
Since the beginning of human record, people have been creating artwork based on their natural surroundings. From cave paintings of wild animals to complexly rendered landscape paintings, we have explored …Read More
We have been in lock-down for quite some time – almost 14 weeks or more in areas. Life as we once knew it has been put on hold and is …Read More
About 70% of the world lives in cities.
We spend about 90% of the time indoors.
There has been a dramatic loss of nature images and words in dictionaries and in media.
We are losing our connection with nature. Without a connection, we don't understand, value or care for nature. Meanwhile, we cannot survive without nature. Nature is the source of irreplaceable services from water filtration, to pollination, pest control, food, medicines, and more. Nature also provides incredible mental and physical benefits in our lives.
Learn how to improve nature-connectedness and advance conservation efforts.
Behaviour change science informs our programming and communications. We gratefully acknowledge the support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Resilient Communities grant, for helping us adapt and respond to needs in our community and our sector.
If you have ideas to help advance our programming, or if you are a partner interested in collaborating, contact us!