A sense of being connected with nature is vital for human wellbeing and as a driver of pro-environmental action. This interactive session explores the relationship between nature connection, racism and belonging. It will include a talk by Dr Nadine Andrews, nature-based practices in the garden and group discussion. Participants may wish to read Nadine’s short essay The Long Return in advance of the session.
Dr Nadine Andrews is chair of Climate Psychology Alliance Scotland, a visiting researcher at the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University, and works as a social researcher in the Scottish Government currently leading the research on Scotland’s Climate Citizens’ Assembly. Nadine is also a mindfulness and nature-based coach/trainer, and a qualified Mountain Leader.
This session is part of a series of dialogue events hosted by the BlackED Movement and The Salisbury Centre for their ‘Black Lives Matter – 1 Year On’ project. BlackED is an anti-racist organisation founded to uplift and support black people at Edinburgh University.
Supported by the University of Edinburgh’s Local Community Grants Scheme.