Author Archives: Waminda Parker

The importance of green spaces to meet human needs

Parks & Leisure Australia Free Webinar Ross Wissing provides an exciting overview on his learnings from his PhD ‘portfolio of places’, work with The Connective and Macquarie University’s outdoor national survey. This presentation explores: The relationship between public health and public parks. The relationship between human health and ecological health, and how intelligent planning and […]

Living Lab Nature-Wellness Trail

Macqaurie University Stress Regulator Trail [Click here for Trail Living Lab results] It’s more than a learning and teaching campus. It’s a place that helps to actively supercharge student and staff wellbeing! Designed to help target mental restoration and repair as well as all round nature connection. This trail takes students and staff through a […]

Presenting to the Japan Alumni Community

  Creating Nature Notice Nudges “Thank you for the superb presentation. Your focus on providing data and practical solutions resonated with our group. Following your presentation, a number of  members contacted me directly to express how important the lecture had been for them. It certainly has generated discussion and ‘nudged’ us in the right direction.” […]

Joining the #NatureForAll global movement

The Connective: An official partner of #NatureForAll #NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire love of nature. At its core is a very simple idea: the more people experience and share their love of nature, the more support and action there will be for its conservation.  The growing knowledge base that links connecting with and […]

Responding to COVID-19 – nature as an important health service

Freely available research papers on nature and human health during this time of need The research literature on nature and human health increasingly shows that interacting with nature makes us healthier: it strengthens our immune system, reduces depression, elevates mood, lowers stress, and has shown to improve our mental wellbeing. In these times, it can […]

Creating Nature Connections within City Landscapes – Workshop Program for Adults

The Connective’s Nature Connection Workshop Program This workshop program introduces the concept of nature connection and its links with the local natural environment, people’s health, wellbeing and impacts on personal productivity. Workshop participants are provided with the opportunity to learn techniques to enable on going nature connection practices.  The three hour program is held in […]

Connecting Nature Connection Activities in Australia (Report)

Connecting Nature Connection Activities in Australia The Connective worked with Claire Colahan, Research Internship, Master of Environmental Management, University of NSW Sydney the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute and the IUCN #NatureForAll to support the development of the Connecting Nature Connection Activities in Australia Report. Connecting people with nature to foster enduring environmentally-sensitive behaviour has become a […]

Working with the Biophilic Design Initiative (Australia)

Biophilic Design Initiative Launch The Connective is pleased to be part of the Biophilic Design Initiative Committee. The Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA) has launched the Biophilic Design Initiative to provide education and knowledge sharing opportunities, to inspire built environment professionals, and reconnect everyone with nature to improve our daily lives. BIOPHILIC DESIGN is the […]