Most readers will be familiar with the Eden Project, and those who have visited will have been inspired by the spectacular biodomes nestling in their crater, the amazing collection of plants, and the important stories that Eden tells us about our relationship with the planet. The Eden Project is an educational charity which aims to connect us with each other and the living world in order to work towards a better future. This message is one that is close to my own heart, inspires much of what I do, and is also the reason that I use TetraMap in my work.
As individuals and organisations, we need to take responsibility for making decisions based on their long-term impact on people’s lives, the natural world, and the health of the planet. Whether we’re generating new products or services, developing new policies and systems, planning new strategies or finding solutions to problems, it’s essential that we work sustainably and ethically. It was with this in mind that I developed the Saltbox Nature at Work model to help businesses and organisations to work in harmony with nature, and to draw on the lessons that nature can teach us. In doing so, they become a Natural Organisation - one that is purposeful and effective, resilient and sustainable, happy and harmonious, and creative and positive – as well as improving their relationship with nature and becoming more environmentally and socially responsible.
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