Week 2, Monday April 15 Meeting with group.
To make all our problems more clear we make 2 different iceberg models with different events. The event: no physical contact with nature and a overstimulated nervous system. This were for us the most important 2 were we wanted to do something with. After making the icebergmodels we made a map network map with everything what is connected with eachother. By doing this we came on a more concrete idea of what we wanted to do and create as group.
Week 2, Wednesday April 17 Individual looking for sources. Click on the picture to go to the website.
1. Youtube video Happiness It seems difficult to escape from the ratrace. But actually it is not. Just leave the system once in a while.
2. Youtube video PROJECT WILD THING SNEAK PREVIEW - The Science of Nature Beautiful animation of the project 'Wild Thing' about the concern of greenness and health.
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4. Groen is goed voor de gezondheid The sociologist Jolanda Maas obtained on a study into the effects of a green living environment on people's health and well-being. Conclusion: "people who live in a green environment not only feel healthier, they actually are. They go to the doctor less often and suffer less from depression, diabetes and lung diseases and recover more easily from stress than people who live in an environment with little greenery ".
5. Green cities good health The University van Washington has set up a knowledge base with information and research on the positive effects of nature. One of their conclusions: 'Places that incorporate or are located near nature can help remedy mental fatigue and restore one’s ability to focus on tasks. The result can be better performance in the work place and classroom. Additionally, nearby nature provides settings for play and experiential learning activities that promote children’s cognitive, social, and moral development.'
6. Beetje natuur grote invloed Physicist and science journalist Mark Mieras, in collaboration with nature organization IVN, has prepared a fact sheet on the influence of nature on the human brain on the basis of a literature study: “A little bit of green already appears to have a surprising amount of influence. Nature works as a "refuge hill" for the mind.
7. The world beyond your head: on becoming an individual in age of distraction. Book of Matthew B Crawford. We often complain about our fractured mental lives and feel beset by outside forces that destroy our focus and disrupt our peace of mind. Any defence against this, Crawford argues, requires that we reckon with the way attention sculpts the self.
8. The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares The book of Jeffrey Pfeffer shows how unhealthy our workplace is. Jeffrey Pfeffer: "I want to wake people up. This is a serious issue that has serious consequences for corporate performance and for people’s well-being. We should care about people’s psychological and physical health, not just about profits".
9. Chicago park district The Chicago Park District owns more than 8,800 acres of green space, making it the largest municipal park manager in the nation. The Chicago Park District’s more than 600 parks offer thousands of sports and physical activities as well as cultural and environmental programs for youth, adults, and seniors. From canoeing to soccer fields to arts and crafts, there is never a shortage of activities to participate in Chicago’s parks.
10. Rust in uitvoering Book and this article in the NRC of Alex Pang a plea to take more rest. More peace is smart! Overtime is the new normal, you rest when the work is finished - but the work is never finished. By resting more and purposefully you increase your productivity, you get more energy, a sharper look, and above all a better life.