Laura Derks, USA

It means life. It means peace, awe, inspiration, creation, health, wonder, glory, and soaring. I try to experience it every day just outside of Chicago and when I can into big nature. I enjoy it in solitude and sharing the experience with others who may or may not have a regular connection with being outside…

Sini Numminen, Finland

Harrastan lintujen tarkkailua. Olen tehnyt sitä 10-vuotiaasta asti, ensimmäisen kerran kun isoäitini näytti rakentamaansa kolmionmuotoista puukiipijänpönttöä. Siitä lähtien olen tutustunut lintuihin ja erityisosaamisekseni muodostui nopeasti lintujen laulu.  Tunnistan jo kaikki suomen linnut niiden lauluäänen perusteella. Esimerkiksi laulurastas on uskomattoman hyvä laulaja ja uskomattominta on, että jokainen yksilö laulaa hieman eri lailla. Jotkut laulavat jammaillen, jotkut…

Rufo Roba, Kenya

You never know what nature is until you start appreciating it for what it is. For the first 24.5 years of my life, nature meant so little to me. I would walk for five kilometers away from my village to look for women who would sell us firewood and charcoal (in Milima Tatu village, somewhere…

Ashutosh Shankar, India

The nature is not what we experience with our five senses, it is much beyond that. When an unborn child is growing in the mother’s womb, it is not aware of the world that exists outside. For the unborn, mother’s womb is the entire cosmos that exists. For humans, the physical world surrounding us is…

Obicious Siyanga, Namibia

Nature to me means everything God created on earth, that is nature. We are surviving because of nature. There is water, we are surviving because of water, that is nature. There is wildlife in nature, there are trees, grass, fish, and everything. We are surviving because of trees. We are breathing oxygen from trees, and…

Bonnie Leung, Canada

For me, Nature represents love, happiness, freedom, peacefulness, reflection and appreciation. My boyfriend and I love to go for walks.  He lives near a ravine which has a lot of surrounding trails.  We like looking at the cloud formations and we like admiring the natural beauty of the outdoors.  We love looking at sunsets. During…

Veronica Casarin, Italy

I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree -Joyce Kilmer, 1913 As soon as I encountered this horse-chestnut tree during a walk across the old city in Stockholm, swirling memories of my childhood and cozy Autumns spent back to my hometown colored my mind. All of a sudden, I was taken…

Tugce Conger, Turkey

Doğanın benim için her zaman önemli bir yeri olduğunu söyleyebilmek isterdim çoğu kişi gibi. Fakat öyle değildi…uzun bir süre boyunca. 5 milyondan fazla kişinin olduğu bir şehirde büyüdüm. Doğa ile olan ilişkim baya sınırlıydı, ve ne zaman doğa da olsam korku, rahatsızlık ve ait olmamak hisselerine kapılıyordum. 8 yıl önce şehrim Ankara’dan Colorado’ya taşındığımda doğanin…

Maria Nieves Perez, Mexico

Nature is where i get healed. A place where my soul can just “be”. A beautiful reflection of who i am. Nature is the rythm of my heart.

Seraphine Munroe, Canada

Nature is the beauty of connection, the fibre that connects us to this earth, and the bond between us and our way of life. The only space I feel entirely complete is on the land, in nature with the people I love most. Something about those connective energies together puts life into perspective. Brushing aside…