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Diversity in Nature and Conservation Aims

1.  Acknowledge and address the low visible minority ethnic representation  across the environmental sector.  Racial diversity in nature and conservation organisations is a longstanding and deep-rooted problem, and  recently there have been calls from around the world to address it 4 , 5 , 6 . Gender diversity is changing slowly,  but there is still a long way to go to have balanced representation of our diverse society; an endeavour that  will not only enrich our society, but will contribute to better science, better communication, and better  communities for everyone. 2.  The sector to obtain advice from VME Race experts...
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Social Inclusion and Access to Nature Aims

1.  Recognise access to diverse nature as a human right, and reinstate that  access to all members of society.  Regular access to nature improves mental and physical health: it calms the mind, lowers blood pressure,  increases concentration, boosts self-confidence, and mediates our most human traits of emotions, meaning  and compassion. 5 , 6 Nature has forever been a universal language across cultures, and it must continue to be  freely accessible to all in our society. 2.  Voluntary full- or part-time eco-community service for all, with a small  increment on benefit payments (from universal credit to pensions) in return for  hours...
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Natural Culture and Education Aims

1.  Rewrite Section 78 of The Education Act to place nature at the centre  of the state curriculum from nursery to secondary school.  Section 78 of the Education Act covers the general requirements in relation to the curriculum. Currently, it  states that: “the curriculum for a [...] school satisfies the requirements of this section if it is a balanced and  broadly based curriculum which: (a) promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the  school and of society, and  (b) prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later  life.”  A recommendation...
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