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One Thousand Good Things in Nature: Aspects of Nearby Nature Associated with Improved Connection to Nature

Miles Richardson, Jenny Hallam and Ryan Lumber

Environmental Values 24 (2015): 603-619. doi: 10.3197/096327115X14384223590131

ABSTRACT

As our interactions with nature occur increasingly within urban landscapes, there is a need to consider how 'mundane nature' can be valued as a route for people to connect to nature. The content of a three good things in nature intervention, written by 65 participants each day for five days is analysed. Content analysis produced themes related to sensations, temporal change, active wildlife, beauty, weather, colour, good feelings and specific aspects of nature. The themes describe the everyday good things in nature, providing direction for those seeking to frame engaging conservation messages, plan urban spaces and connect people with nearby nature.


KEYWORDS

Nearby nature, nature-connectedness, valuing nature, accessing nature

REFERENCES to other articles in Environmental Values:

Celebrating the Mundane: Nature and the Built Environment. Lenore Newman and Ann Dale

CITATIONS in other Environmental Values articles

Editorial: Denial and Despair? Claudia Carter


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