connection

An image of a cherry orchard filled with white blossoms.

The cherry orchard the author grew up on in Niagara County, N.Y. (Caleb Seib/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Intentionally developing place connections will allow us to create environmental actions that are community-driven.
GWU Undergraduate Student
In a commitment to take at least 5 minutes to be outside, The Backyard Project is an idea to recreate our connection with the Earth.
University of Montana
Dr. Tom Lovejoy revels in the importance of a connected rainforest ecosystem in the Amazon and the role that Camp 41 serves — embedding human aspiration in natural landscapes.
Foraging

Foraging helps create a better relationship between people and food. (Max Pixel)

Syracuse University
Developing a healthier connection to the natural world might be as simple as trying out some new cuisine. Expert forager Sam Thayer shares his thoughts on how foraging can help us see ecosystems as sacred places we need to care for.