In spring 2022 we tested the first version of a challenge:
Earthfulness in 21 days.
Participants were invited to practice Earthfulness for five to thirty minutes each day. The program consists of a series of accessible practices, which are based on scientific insights on how connection between humans and nature can be established and strengthened.
The effects of the challenge have been measured: which practices work well and which seem less effective? Does such a challenge in 21 days have an effect at all? In other words, we are working to increase our understanding and improve ways to reinforce our bond with nature in daily life.
The practices focus on different aspects. For example, some practices are more focused on our senses: research has shown that it is important to stimulate different senses, such as feelings, taste and smell. Think, for example, of walking barefoot on the grass, or listening carefully to certain sounds.