The natural world provides our life support system- giving us clean air and water, a stable climate and healthy soils to grow our food. Earth’s biological richness, or biodiversity, offers us precious medicines and beautiful places for psychological and spiritual rejuvenation. Yet modern life has seen screen spaces replace green places as we have moved inside and into virtual worlds. This change has not been good for us, or our planet. Lifestyle-related diseases and mental health problems are overwhelming health systems everywhere. Meanwhile, outside, the natural world is falling apart with climate change and mass extinctions of plants and animals.
The solution is simple: we need to reconnect to nature.
Join mother, nature lover and GP, Dr Dimity Williams, as she discusses her new book, Nature, Our Medicine: How the natural world sustains us, with DEA’s Chair, Dr Kate Wylie.
Incorporating science, history, stories, and alternative cultural knowledge, Dr Williams makes the case that caring for nature is essential for our wellbeing. And for all life on Earth. With a Foreword by Bob Brown, her book provides an accessible exploration of the link between human health and the natural world.
Register here: https://events.humanitix.com/nature-our-medicine