Connecting with nature can inspire action to protect our planet, as well as provide vital mental and physical wellbeing benefits.
But nature is in crisis, and so too is our relationship with it.
We all need access to biodiverse green spaces – without them, it’s simply not possible to connect to the natural world. Together, we must enable everyone across the UK to access green spaces, connect with nature and be its champion.
Green spaces give us all a place to play, exercise, relax and reflect – all crucial for our physical and mental health. But the pandemic lockdowns shone a harsh light on the lack of equality of access to them – and this disconnect is putting people, climate and nature under threat.
Together with supporters and volunteers, Earth Trust cares for 500 hectares of green spaces which are open for everyone to spend time in. Across farmland, woodlands and wetlands, these spaces are a haven of biodiversity. They offer immeasurable opportunities to connect with nature, seek mental clarity and inspire action to care for planet Earth.
But more than that, these spaces also lead the way in testing and demonstrating new ways of caring for the environment. Learnings from them can be shared with the wider community, encouraging more landowners to do the same and enable places where people and nature can thrive together.
A gift of £50 could support the development of new land management techniques and share important learnings.
For this week only, thanks to the Big Give and matched funders, your donation could be doubled, giving it twice the impact. Earth Trust has raised £2,000 of matched funding from kind sponsors Achilles, Aether and Infineum, and the Big Give matched funders will support a further £2,000. However, in order to receive those matched funds and make the most of this incredible opportunity, we need to raise £4,000.
Please, could you give an incredibly generous gift of £100 today, and help more people reach and connect with nature at Earth Trust?
The desire to connect with nature exists in us all, but opportunities to do so can be limited. This week you can help change that, because together we can take action to improve access, help more people connect with nature, and create a world where people and wildlife flourish.