Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Environmental Health Literacy

This book explores various and distinct aspects of environmental health literacy (EHL) from the perspective of investigators working in this emerging field and their community partners in research. Chapters aim to distinguish EHL from health literacy and environmental health education … Continue reading

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Creating sustainable societies: developing emerging professionals through transforming current mindsets

Future professionals will bear the brunt of creating sustainable societies. Equipping them for the task is the challenge of current educators. Educational experiences facilitating the development of sustainable habits of mind are needed. This research reports on the experiences of … Continue reading

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COVID-19 lockdown allows researchers to quantify the effects of human activity on wildlife

Reduced human mobility during the pandemic will reveal critical aspects of our impact on animals, providing important guidance on how best to share space on this crowded planet. Over the past few months, many countries around the world went into … Continue reading

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‘The time has come for humanity to go through its next evolution’

The novel coronavirus is nature’s way of telling us something, says environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev. He wants an economy not devoted to monetary wealth. Lockdowns around the globe have afforded the natural world an unexpected period of respite. Lower emissions, less … Continue reading

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Pandemic sheds light on importance of biodiversity

The novel coronavirus again shows that deadly illnesses can pass between species. Environmentalists hope that politicians will take urgent action to protect biodiversity and deal with the effects of climate change. “It is becoming increasingly clear that the outbreak of … Continue reading

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Stopping Deforestation Can Prevent Pandemics

Destroying habitats makes viruses and other pathogens more likely to infect humans. SARS, Ebola and now SARS-CoV-2: all three of these highly infectious viruses have caused global panic since 2002—and all three of them jumped to humans from wild animals … Continue reading

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The Role of Social Relational Emotions for Human-Nature Connectedness

Little is known about the psychological processes through which people connect to nature. From social psychology, we know that emotions play an essential role when connecting to others. In this article, we argue that social connectedness and connectedness to nature … Continue reading

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Cognitive Restoration in Children Following Exposure to Nature

Exposure to nature improves cognitive performance through a process of cognitive restoration. However, few studies have explored the effect in children, and no studies have explored how eye movements “in the wild” with mobile eye tracking technology contribute to the … Continue reading

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Minimum Time Dose in Nature to Positively Impact the Mental Health

This review provides time-dose and activity-type evidence for programs looking to use time in nature as a preventative measure for stress and mental health strain and also demonstrates opportunities in six specific foci for more research in this area. College … Continue reading

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Vitamin N: the power of nature to help us through difficult times

Everything has changed. Coronavirus has affected our lives in ways that none of us could ever have imagined. Millions of us are now working remotely until further notice. We are rightly being told to stay home. This new world of lockdown can … Continue reading

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