Test your Nature-relatedness Research
Psychology Department at Trent University in Peterborough investigating the environmental and health (happiness) benefits of individual differences in connectedness with the natural environment (nature relatedness) Test online HERE
If you have children and only follow two of these links....
this is a few minutes well spent.
In 1992, a12 year old girl addresses the United Nations.
An oldie but a goodie... and do you know who's daughter she is?
And 27 years later... and in 2018 and 2019
Ecopsychology Support, research, links and studies of the interaction between humans and nature. Ecopsychology UK.
The Earth Charter Values and principles for a sustainable future
The PoleStar Project explores alternative futures and global scenarios
Skeptical Science - Climate Change history
Nature Deficit Disorder Richard Louv website. Books about reconnecting children and adults with nature and the benefits on their lives, health and our earth.
Horticulture Therapy American Horticultural Therapy Association - History, uses, etc regarding the health benifits of using nature and the environment 'Horticulture Therapy.'
House plants to clean toxins from your home or work place. NASA and Associated Landscape Contractors of America studyPlants most effective in removing Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Carbon Monoxide from the air
Bamboo Palm – Chamaedorea Seifritzii
Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema Modestum
English Ivy - Hedera Helix
Gerbera Daisy - Gerbera Jamesonii
Janet Craig - Dracaena “Janet Craig”
Marginata - Dracaena Marginata
Mass cane/Corn Plant - Dracaena Massangeana
Mother-in-Law’s Tongue - Sansevieria Laurentii
Pot Mum – Chrysantheium morifolium
Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum
Warneckii - Dracaena “Warneckii”
Therapeutic Landscapes Network
Parks part of our health system
Every living thing on this planet has a purpose Earthworms can transform toxicity in soil. Our planet Earth is so amazing and wondrous...
Labyrinths as healing landscapes
Composting Living In Apartments (Thanks to Bella!)
Movies and documentaries
The Story of Stuff 20 min movie - Where our stuff comes from and where it's going, why we are on a treadmill in life... consumerism, climate change, environmental concerns, health and wellness, etc. (Temporarily enable pop-ups)
Kymatica 1hr 20min movie-Gosh! Kind of the story of everything! Interesting and thought-provoking
The Century of Self - 4 series BBC documentary about the psychology behind politics and consumerism
The Age Of Stupid - Pete Postlethwaite as an old man looking back on Earth from 2055.
The Secret Life of Plants. Documentary, plant senses and wisdom. .Includes polygraph test research regarding to how plants react to a variety of circumstances... later… reactions of plants to images and music and other amazing experiments…
Plant Research into how can a plant discern an insect eating them compared to other influences. “This research also opens the window of plant behavior a little wider, showing that plants have many of the same responses to outside influences that animals do, even though the responses look different,” Appel says in the research.
"For the first time since life evolved, one species is now altering the physical, chemical, and biological features of the planet on a geological scale. Scientists tell us of a litany of ecological disasters—climate change, toxic pollution, species extinction, marine depletion, deforestation—the depressing list can paralyze one with hopelessness and despair. Fear can motivate immediate action in the short-run, but hope can be sustained. Paul Hawken's writings are always at the cutting edge of environmental thought, original, surprising and shot through with optimism. Blessed Unrest is an uplifting perspective, engendering wonder and hope. For all of us that are squirreling away in our individual small ways, it is inspiring to realize that millions of us can add up to an irresistible force. Read this book and shout "Hallelujah!" -David Suzuki, author of The Sacred Balance
A New Earth- Eckhart Tolle
Too numerous...more to come....