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Environment & Nature

Our Spiritual Connection to the Natural World

Environmental organisations, websites, theatres, festivals, campaigns and publications.

Want to get closer to nature? Learn about our environment and how to protect it? Perhaps you're interested in foraging, wild-swimming and other nature-based activities? 

Our ancestors had a vivid relationship with the natural world – watch: 'Walk With Me' with Peter Owen Jones - BBC TV presenter of the award wining ‘Extreme Pilgrim’, ‘Around the World in 80 Faiths’ & ‘How to Live a Simple Life’ documentaries. 

"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the centre of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this centre is really everywhere, it is within each of us."​
– Black Elk (Revolution of Consciousness)

Spirituality & Nature

Bushcraft, Hiking, Foraging,  Grounding, Wild-swimming...

Time spent in nature increases our connection to spirituality and can improve our mental health. If you want more meaning and peace in your life, heading to a local park or getting out of the city into a beautiful green space is a good place to start. For a longer stint in nature, volunteering for a project working on the land restores the soul. Here are some links to charities, organisations, and projects that can support connection to nature, wellbeing and spirituality.

Backpackerverse If you want to start hiking and camping but you're not sure where to start, Backpackerverse has some good tips. ​ ​ The Children’s Foundation The Children’s Foundation therapeutic horticulture project offers groups of young people with ASD or learning difficulties and complex needs the chance to undertake a qualification in practical horticulture. ​ ​ Ecosystem Restoration Camps One of the best ways to tackle climate change is to restore degraded soil. Ecosystem Restoration Camps is a grassroots movement to restore soil using permaculture principles with volunteering opportunities. ​ ​ Groundwork Groundwork offers social and therapeutic horticulture for people with a range of disabilities, dementia, mental health and behavioural conditions and those in need of rehabilitation to transform their lives for the better. ​ ​ The Nurture Project The Nurture Project is a therapeutic garden project supporting adults living with mild to moderate mental health issues. ​ ​ Quiet Garden Movement Find a quiet garden anywhere around the world. ​ ​ Seeds of Hope Children's Garden A garden in Guildford to help children explore feelings of loss. ​ ​ Thrive Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. ​ ​ The Wildlife Trust The Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement that believes we need nature and it needs us, with volunteering opportunities. ​ ​ WWOOF World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms is a network of thousands of farms across the world where volunteers can work in exchange for food and board. ​ ​ Youth Hostel Association (YHA) Youth Hostels are an affordable place to stay to access beautiful natural sights in the UK and all over the world. The YHA in the UK also offers information about camping sites.

Environmental Books & Publications

Environment, Ethics & Morality

We've collated what we think are some of the best books on the environment and the many subcategories within! Whether it's a new field or well-trodden ground, we'll have something here for you.

Books on Spirituality, Religion & Ecopsychology

Environmental Charities & Organisations

Looking to donate to a great cause?
Here you'll find the very best UK environmental charities.