Green Care in Ireland

With the growing concern for Ireland’s progress regarding environmental sustainability, new inter-departmental research projects emerge that aim to contribute to a greener, more connected country. The island of Ireland has always had a very ‘green’ reputation. Green pastures, lush green landscapes and an array of coastlines. However, when it comes to Ireland’s reputation regarding sustainability …

Nature and mental health: new initiatives in British Columbia, Canada

Nature can be a place for mental restoration and inspiration. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to nature for support in coping with isolation, stress, and uncertainty. Our experience in nature can be restorative and therapeutic. Being in nature can be purposeless, helping us to let go of inner stress and let us …

Forest Care Initiatives in Italy: a novel research framework

An online dialogue with Ilaria Doimo about her lastest article “Disentangling the Diversity of Forest Care Initiatives: a novel research framework applied to the Italian context” Ilaria Doimo is a PhD candidate in Forest Policy and Economics at the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry TESAF (University of Padova). Her PhD research project focuses …

The changing use and needs of natural spaces during Covid

Help us to investigate the changing use and needs of natural spaces for children and their guardians and caregivers during a pandemic by filling in this questionnaire During the first wave of COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown measures, a number of Green4C’s partners came together having noticed a continuously growing sentiment; the laments of parents, …

Green4C at the Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile 2020

Sign up now for our online event in Italian! Iscriviti ora al webinar “Forest therapy e Agricoltura Sociale” del prossimo 24 settembre. Italian description Giovedì 24 settembre 2020 alle ore 16.00 partecipa al webinar (in lingua italiana):“Forest therapy e Agricoltura Sociale: gestire gli spazi naturali per il nostro benessere”. Il tema della connessione esistente tra …

What are the training needs and challenges in the Green Care sector and how can they be addressed?

Through a Stakeholder Analysis and Training Needs Assessment (TNA), our team collected stakeholder responses to better understand internal training needs and external challenges for the enhancement of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Green Care sector. The Green4C project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, has an overarching and ambitious aim of …