“Jules Pretty and colleagues call for a revolution to bring Nature into our lives.
“Our manifesto for the green mind focuses on institutions, communities and individuals, and sets out ten calls to action. It surely is not too much to demand a sustainable planet and contented people. We have now developed a green mind theory to link the human mind with our brains and bodies, and connect bodies through behaviours into natural and social environments.
“We know this: environments shape bodies, brains and minds; minds in turn drive body behaviours that shape the external environment. Recent discoveries come from neuroscience and hormones, from loneliness to longevity research, from nudge behaviours to choice architecture, and from many spiritual and wisdom traditions.
“Now is the time for a new ethic: the economy is the environment. Nature will survive us all. Meanwhile, the green mind manifesto offers routes to wellbeing and a better planet.”
Read the full story in the current issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine….
Jules Pretty is Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, and author of The Edge of Extinction and the forthcoming The East Country: Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore.