Building mutualism through nature connectedness. Overview of topics and speakers in the session on nature and wellbeing on all scales.

Building mutualism through nature connectedness. Overview of topics and speakers in the session on nature and wellbeing on all scales.

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The “Earthrise” photograph, taken on the 1968 Apollo 8 mission, became one of the most significant images of the 20th Century. It triggered a profound shift in environmental awareness and the potential for human unity—inspiring the first Earth Day in 1970. Taking inspiration from these events 50 years later, we initiated Project Earthrise at our 20...

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... connection to nature is known to be a basic psychological need: emerging research shows relationships between nature connectedness as a psychological asset and pro-environmental and pro-social behaviour, as well as human wellness. This session explored the value of nature connection in promoting creativity and mutualistic value systems (as summarised in Figure 5). ...