The power of Awe: How nature changed my outlook on my place in the world

By Ella Gregory Nature has an almost hidden power to elicit grand emotions from us. This concept, in literature, is called the sublime and is defined by the Tate as ‘a quality of greatness or grandeur that inspires awe and wonder…a source of inspiration for artists and writers, particularly in relation to the natural landscape.‘Continue reading “The power of Awe: How nature changed my outlook on my place in the world”

Why we must protect our vanishing species

By Monica K Bhatia We as humans can often get so caught up in our hectic urban lives, spending all day seeing only other people. It can be easy then, to forget that we cohabit our spaces with many other species. Can you guess how many we share the UK with? 70,000. That is 70,000Continue reading “Why we must protect our vanishing species”

Ecosystem Services and Nature Based Solutions

People think this because the things mentioned above such as food and wood fuel are labelled as “renewable”. If a resource is renewable, it is meant to mean we will always be able to have it, however, this is often not the case. It can happen where over exploitation occurs – thinking it’ll never run out – yet an infinite resource can turn finite.

‘Rewilding’ at different spatial scales

The biodiversity crisis is real, and we require serious action to avert a mass extinction and the deterioration of our self regulating planet. “Rewilding” is often posed as a solution, yet there is now much confusion about what it actually means, and, rather than slapping meaningless labels onto things, we need a clear plan to restore nature at speed and scale.

Physical Access And Nature

By Monica Bhatia We all know that nature is incredibly beneficial to people of all ages, for a variety or different reasons, whether it be physical health such as going for a jog, or mental health, such as taking some time to clear your head. Now, if nature is so helpful for anyone, why isn’tContinue reading “Physical Access And Nature”