At Nature To Go, we work towards bringing people back to the natural world using the five pathways of nature connection:
You can experience nature through all your senses, by observing, slowing down and focusing on each detail around you.
Creating art related to nature helps to notice its beauty.
We can also take action for nature by planting trees or pollinator-friendly plants.
Our goal is to provide a nature-based, holistic approach to strengthening people's connection to Nature by allowing for a deeper understanding of the natural world and its wonders.
Why is nature connectedness essential?
A study of children’s environmental education found that environmental knowledge explained 2% of ecological behaviour. In contrast, Nature connectedness explained 69% of the same types of conduct in the future. (Otto & Piccini 2017)
It means that it is crucial to not only teach children about nature but also let them spend time outdoors, where they can explore and discover the natural world by themselves.
Moreover, scientists measured nature connectedness across the lifespan and described a level we must reach for a sustainable future. Children and adults from the age >30 tend to have a stronger nature connection compared with teenage children and young adults.
There is still space for improvement, and we can all take part in making our behaviours more nature-friendly.