Share your #NatureLoveStory
Everyone experiences nature differently, and everyone has a unique story to tell about their connection to nature.
#NatureForAll is gathering, sharing stories from around the world about inspiring efforts connecting people with nature and taking action to conserve it!
Use the resources available on this Trello board to share your story and encourage others to share their love of nature.
Celebrate love of nature
The Love Fest will encompass several activities and events, from local partner activities to global virtual dialogue. During the month, #NatureForAll will highlight some of the most inspiring content received throughout the year.
Include your activities or events planned for February celebrating nature oro organise your own local love fest. Visit last year’s event page for inspiration or mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
From sacred places to small birds: green films take home new #NatureForAll award
The Green Film Net presented two new #NatureForAll film awards during the Cinema Planeta Film Festival, held on Dec. 7 in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
The Green Film Network Award, the equivalent of an Oscar in the environmental cinema, singles out the best films out of all the winning films of the previous year’s festivals associated in the network. Each of the 39 members of the network are invited to present a documentary from their annual selection, and produced in their own country, to show the diversity and the strength of environmental documentary creations around the world.
This year, the network presented the #NatureForAll best feature film award to Joshua Gil for his submission “Sanctorum” to theCinema Planeta (Mexico) festival and the #NatureForAll best short green film to Sébastien Pins for his submission“Quand Les Hirondelles S’en vont” to theFilmambiente (Brazil) festival.
Wildroots weaving youth communities in India
Wildroots-India hosted a second cohort of its Youth Climate & Conservation Fellowship Programme’ between November 23 and 28 at Pakke Tiger Reserve in Seijosa, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
The programme focused on giving students from less-known but enterprising educational institutions that have strong portfolios of environmental awareness a five-day course. The students learned about identifying local & global environmental problems and also about designing, planning and implementing Conservation Action Plans.
The Programme also connected these students who are from urban areas with students at in a more rural environment. This encouraged two-way learning between the two groups about biodiversity, habitat loss and plastic pollution.
The Programme was also supported and encouraged by officials from the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, India, who attended the commendation ceremony on November 28, 2023.
Now back in their own states, students are being encouraged to replicate the same collaborative structure they learned and form regional task forces. Composed of classmates, teachers and members of their local communities, the goal is to have these groups brainstorm on ideas and implementations to embrace the overall approach of #NatureForAll’s Ecological Pathways and Priorities.
Canadians recognized for inspiring action for nature
The Canadian Museum of Nature recently recognized individuals, organizations and not-for-profits who showed leadership, innovation and approaches to sustainability that connect Canadians with nature and the natural world.
Among the recipients of this year’s Nature Inspiration Awards Among were a Yukon teen promoting the importance of native bees, a dynamic leader from British Columbia tackling the challenges of invasive species, an innovative Quebec business leading the way in sustainable packaging for pharmacies, a volunteer-led community group cleaning up ravines in Canada’s largest city, and a committed naturalist from Manitoba educating Canadians about biodiversity and owls.
The 2023 awards covered seven categories: Youth (aged 17 and younger), Adult, Not-for-Profit (small to medium), Not-for-Profit (large), Sustainable Business, Community Action and Lifetime Achievement.
Get to know these amazing, inspiring people and groups here.
Children speak out on climate change at COP28
The Alana Institute and UNICEF shared a powerful message from children as approximately 488,000 people gathered in the United Arab Emirates between Nov. 30 and Dec. 12, 2024, to take part in COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The video of children’s messages echoed in COP28 halls, negotiating rooms and in the plaza at the center of the venue.
A series of films featured 25 children from 12 countries presenting their concerns, ideas, and solutions for real issues related to climate negotiations. The Important Stuff Project gives voice to children who’s lives are directly affected by climate change and calls attention to the necessity of a first decisive letter towards children’s rights. Explore the full playlist here.
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