Time to reconnect with nature
One of the biggest challenges of our time is to protect biodiversity. This is something we can only do by reconnecting with nature. So, why not learn from the best and let your animal companion be your guide?
It is no secret that our neglect of the natural environment is the root of our current situation. We took nature and biodiversity for granted by depleting resources and destroying natural habitats for cultivating food or expanding cities.
We lost our connection to nature in the process. The past year has given us a moment to pause and re-evaluate and reflect upon everything we consider important. It has been an opportunity to reconnect with nature. But where do we start?
We start at the beginning. We observe it and make space for it in our lives. We take it seriously and let it guide us. If we truly want to understand and protect nature, we need to get up close and personal. Luckily for you, you don’t need to look far…
Cats and dogs have always maintained their connection to nature and kept their natural instincts, despite being domesticated by us. We at Almo Nature feel inspired by them and we let them influence our every decision, from what we put our recipes to the projects we support. They are the key in our efforts to reconnect with nature because they are nature, they are #NatureInside.
What do we mean by Nature Inside?
It is the cat stalking a colourful butterfly that fluttered into the house and found a place to rest between the sofa and the lamp.
It is in the way cats move their bodies to slither amongst picture frames and ornaments on the shelf without stirring a single particle of dust.
It is in the look of their eyes and the noise they make when they see the outline of a fly on the windowpane.
That is what #NatureInside means.
It is our dog walking beside us, accompanying us wherever we go.
It is the dog reminding us how dear the pack is to us when opening the door and coming home in the evening. It is in the way they raise their heads when they hear an unexpected noise or hear someone coming in. It is in everything they do… as if they want to remind us that we have been running and living side by side for centuries.
That is what #NatureInside means.
It is when we forget about everything else when we look at them and study their antics.
It is in the way we experience the world when we are in their company. It does not matter if that world is a picture book version of the natural environment or a concrete jungle existing out of streets, houses and furniture. Our companions have adapted seamlessly over the years without ever losing sight of the world around them. Their natural instincts and connection to nature have been maintained.
#NatureInside means to re-connect with the natural environment by truly seeing and experiencing it. Let it guide you and draw your everyday inspiration from it.
Take a leaf out of our book and start your own personal journey of reconnecting with nature.
Take that as literal as you would like… we have distributed a limited number of green notebooks at pet stores across the country. It is waiting for you to jot down your ideas, musings, illustrations and observations. It’s an empty space that’s designed to free your thoughts and help you live a life that’s true to your nature.
What is #NatureInside to you?