Ellen Miles Explains Why Nature is a Human Right
In this episode we meet Ellen Miles, Founder of Nature is a Human Right – an organization based in London, England with a mission of making access to green space a recognized human right. Our conversation will take us in a lot of different directions, not all of which have been covered in previous episodes of Voices of Nature.
For example, we will gain a better appreciation that nature is all around us – no matter where we live – and there is a critically important connection between mental health and nature. Ellen also talks about the steps we can take to be more effective in engaging with policymakers at all levels of government to advocate for nature.
Ellen also has some simple, easy to follow ways for all of us to bring nature into our lives – no matter where we live. Check out the Nature is a Human Right website and her much watched TikToks for more information!
Episode 9: Ellen Miles
Ellen Miles is an activist working at the intersection of social and environmental justice. She’s the founder of Nature is a Human Right, the campaign to make access to green space a recognised right for all, and Dream Green, a launchpad for guerrilla gardening. Her TikToks (@octaviachill) have been watched over 3 million times, “sparking a whole new generation of guerrilla gardeners”. Her book Nature is a Human Right will be out in February 2022.
NATURE IS A HUMAN RIGHT’S CAMPAIGN INFORMATION
Sign the Petition to the United Nations calling for access to nature become a human right: change.org/natureisahumanright
Learn more about “Guerrilla Gardening” and become a member of Dream Green: https://www.dreamgreen.earth/about