Experiencing and connecting to nature is a tangible, research-backed solution which can contribute to mitigating the personal effects of the current crises. Particularly in the context of local community action, nature connection can improve mental and physical health. It can have a positive impact on children’s educational potential. And it can instill pro-environmental behaviour to protect the planet for the future.
By investing in local opportunities for young people in marginalised communities to experience nature, the tools for positive change can be put directly into their hands.