Earth Trust

Creating connectedness with nature

Connecting with nature is fundamental to overcoming the climate and ecological crises, as well as for public health and well-being, yet connectedness with nature remains low. In order to facilitate meaningful connections with nature the public needs access to high quality green spaces.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1095057)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,000

Amount raised

£9,388

Donations

49

Championed by The Helping Hands Fund

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Nature is in crisis, so too is our relationship with it - the extent of the climate and ecological crises underline our lack of connection to and connectedness with nature. Yet during the recent pandemic, the widespread desire to escape the pressures of lockdown in to green spaces, has shown how much we need nature for our health and well-being. The desire to connect with nature exists in us all, yet the opportunity to do so can be limited.

Solution

Connecting with nature starts with spending time at diverse, high quality and beautiful green spaces, such as those provided free to the public by Earth Trust. Each of our nine publicly accessible green spaces is a thriving haven of biodiversity, spanning farmland, woodlands, and wetlands, offering varied opportunities to connect with nature. This is thanks to the exceptionally high standards of landscape care we have developed over four decades providing this vital community resource.

  • We have always loved and used Wittenham Clumps but this year, during the pandemic the open spaces where the children can safely explore has been a life saver. We have spent many happy hours and had many adventures there and are truly grateful for the opportunity and all that you do. Thank you.

    — Earth Trust green space visitor