Category Archives: Nature

Lessons from Aboriginal people about connecting with nature

Aboriginal people have a profound connection to nature – the land as they often call it.

In Aboriginal cultures around the world it’s an affinity, an understanding and a wisdom that’s been passed from generation to generation. In Australia, it’s something that helped Aboriginal people survive 50,000 years.

These videos begin with Bob Randall, a Yankunytjatjara elder and traditional owner of Uluru (Ayre’s Rock). He explains the idea of living with the land rather than off it. That we don’t own the land. It owns us.

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Richard Louv on ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ (video playlist)

American author Richard Louv has played a leading role in highlighting the growing disconnection between people and nature.

This video series pulls together useful interviews and talks with Richard. He explains ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’, why we should be concerned and some of the solutions to this new challenge.

Why we need to get kids into nature (quotable quotes from Richard Louv)

In his book ‘Last Child in the Woods’, Richard Louv coined the term ‘nature deficit disorder’ to highlight the growing disconnection between kids and nature. In his follow up book ‘The Nature Principle’ he says “the more high tech we become, the more nature we need.”

We interviewed Richard Louv as part of our series on environmental leaders. In researching his story, we found lots of great quotes from Richard – which articulate why we need to get kids into nature.

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