There’s considerable concern about the ‘nature deficit disorder’ where children especially but also adults are spending less time outdoors. Dan Pearson has developed The Millennium Forest, an ecological park in Hokkaido, Japan, which is designed to re-engage the public with nature and landscape. He discusses this and the nature deficit disorder with Fiona Reynolds, current director-general of the National Trust. The full list of Festival of Ideas events at Big Green Week is here. You may also be interested in our panel discussion Has the Environmental Movement Made Much Progress Since 1962?.
Fiona Reynolds is director-general of the National Trust. Before taking up the post she was director of the Women’s Unit in the Cabinet Office and was previously director of the Council for the Protection of Rural England (now Campaign to Protect Rural England) and secretary to the Council for National Parks.
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