A growing body of evidence indicates that for humans to thrive in harmony with nature, we need to understand the importance of integrating it into our lives. However, while many of us experience, benefit from, and care for nature, others face barriers to experiencing and connecting with it. Nature Play QLD as a #NatureForAll collaborating partner, aims to change this for all Queenslanders.
At a time when the world is confronted with growing environmental challenges, better understanding the critical connection between people and nature is key to informing effective decision-making and stimulating positive action across sectors. At a personal and societal level the evidence is strong and growing that people tend to be happier, healthier, and more productive, creative, active and engaged in community and civic life when nature is a meaningful part of their lives. They are also more likely to care for it.