Another Escape #13 The Belonging Volume
Nature is our home. Our biotic community comprises a wealth of species all interconnected and interdependent on one another, flourishing in a rich tapestry of life that spans the planet. For millions of years, we evolved in complete connection with the world around us. But sadly, many of us today are experiencing a crisis of belonging and feel distant from the natural world.
This volume takes a planetary perspective to reflect on the significance of our existence and that of the intricate network of ecosystems we inhabit. It explores how intimate knowledge of nature can enable us to feel at home outdoors, and how finding wonder in our everyday lives can profoundly impact our worldview. It listens to the voices of the younger generation and ruminates on the concept of intergenerational equity, and it hears stories of collective action to tackle some of today’s most pressing issues. It inspires us to humbly step back from our anthropogenic view on the world so we may find belonging in nature and come home to ourselves.