Editor’s Note: One of the components of the Evolved Nest – what is required to grow sustainable humans – is Nature Connection. Here’s Jon Young in his recent TED Talk on Repairing Emotional Isolation By Reawakening Deep Nature Connection. This is also a healing message for us while we are in quarantine and isolated more than usual from one another.
Jon delivers a refreshing perspective on how we can expand our awareness of nature to reawaken ancient, hardwired skills to grow our connection with each other and create more harmony in the world. Jon Young is a naturalist, wildlife tracker, peacemaker, author, storyteller, and a leader in the field of nature-based community building for 36 years.
Jon’s research on the significant impact of nature on wellbeing has influenced thousands of people worldwide. Jon has authored and co-authored several books, including What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World (2013), Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature (2007), and contributed to Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First-Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing (2019). See this conference’s video presentations on Kindred.
In 2016, he received the Champion of Environmental Education Award for his innovative work inspiring positive developments in the field and fostering the growth of the nature connection movement globally. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx