For me, like others who are fortunate enough to have unrestricted movement, one of the few positive outcomes of living in the midst of a global pandemic has been having more time to spend in nature. Last spring I began a series of daily walks around my local park which culminated in ‘Gränby Park’ an artistic project which I submitted as part of the 'Perspectives on Climate: Ecopsychology, Art and Narratives' course at CEMUS, Uppsala University. In this blogpost I write about the inspiration behind the piece and reflect on walking as way of connecting to nature.
Summary of my MA Thesis 'Being for nature: Exploring the design of pedagogical greenspaces to support children’s connection to nature in the urban context'
For the past two weeks I have spent time in the company of 25 incredible young people, learning more about Quaker work at the international level and witnessing the United Nations in action at the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva. The experience provided overwhelming moments, inspiration and joy as difficult topics were explored and friendships developed.
In this reflective post I aim to first, go deeper into the meaning and purpose of the dialogue method and second, to compare the dialogue method to Quaker practices which revolve around the experience of collective silence.
Reducing animal-based consumption is a step each one of us can take to lower our environmental impact. Yet why is the uptake of plant-based eating so gender-biased? This post looks at the motivators and barriers facing men when reducing their consumption of animal-based products.
A personal reflection on the value of nature-play for understanding the natural world and as a motivation for sustainability.
Understanding the environmental motivations behind a plant-based diet
How to balance living sustainably with the demands of modern life.
A brief overview of how my experience of Quakerism has supported and informed my desire to work towards a simple lifestyle and a sustainable future.
‘Society has become a laboratory where there is absolutely nobody in charge’ Ulrich Beck. How do we hold people accountable for climate change when no one takes responsibility?