The value of nature as an essential aspect of our health, creativity, intelligence and wellbeing is often overlooked. Yet when nature is diminished, so are we.
Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, uses the term nature-deficit disorder to explain the correlation between an increase in social, mental and physical health problems with less time spent in nature in our increasingly busy and technology-driven lives.
ACF is delighted to be hosting Connected by Nature: In conversation with Richard Louv, a series of public events in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide from February 22-26.
Richard Louv argues that by tapping into the restorative powers of nature - by getting a strong hit of 'vitamin nature' - we can boost mental agility and creativity; promote health and wellbeing; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds.
Connected by Nature: In conversation with Richard Louv will offer renewed optimism while challenging us to rethink the way we live.
For individual event details and to purchase tickets, click on each event below.
Saturday 22 Feb - Melbourne
Sunday 23 Feb - Sydney
Monday 24 Feb - Brisbane
Wednesday 26 Feb - Adelaide
For a list of some of the organizations building the children and nature movement in Australia, click here.