Monthly Archives: July 2016

Naked Nature

Naked Nature – Can getting naked save the planet?

Hey everyone, I made a video!

Does being naked connect us more with nature?
Is sexual repression connected to ecological destruction?

I asked these questions of several people and produced a video of the results. This was part of an assessment for Environmental Education as part of a Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne.

After presenting this video to the class I took off my clothes to highlight our discomfort with this aspect of nature, our own bodies, and read out the “25 Ways of to make Love to the Earth” (from the Journal of Ecosex Research, Stephens & Sprinkle 2014).

I ask:

– If we are uncomfortable with the nature of our own bodies, how can we fully connect with our ‘self’?

– Without a good connection to self, how can we connect fully with ‘other’, or nature?

– And without this connection to nature will our culture ever have sufficient empathy to protect it?

I also wrote a paper about this for Sustainability, Governance and Leadership, and might see if I can follow up with a research project,

Feedback welcome :)