Connecting with Nature to Care for Ourselves and the Earth
This document aims to share highlights of the most current and compelling evidence for connecting people with nature to aid decision makers from diverse sectors across the world in implementing policies and practices that will help humans thrive in harmony with nature for decades to come.
Designed for a broad audience, this short summary illuminates the diverse values of experiences and connections with nature and their relationship to positive behaviours towards the Earth. In 2018, led by Dr. Cheryl Charles of the Children & Nature Network, 14 co-authors, and more than 60 reviewers from 22 nations on 5 continents, came together through the #NatureForAll network to collaboratively produce the publication Home to Us All: How Connecting with Nature Helps Us Care for Ourselves and the Earth. Much of the language and many of the same ideas and examples from that new and important publication have been incorporated into this summary document.