Connect to life on earth
''Working together to research, design and deliver powerful connections to life that help the most vulnerable unlock a deeper sense of connection, compassion and responsibility for the health and well-being of all life on Earth''
Living Connections mission is to connect to life on earth. Supporting schools, organisations and businesses to research, design and deliver bespoke, exciting, real and virtual immersive learning experiences for their staff, children and customers.
Living Connections is a consultancy founded by Richard Pollard that works in partnership with some the UK's leading universities and organisations. We research and provide expertise and technology to help those most in need form deeper connections with each other and life on earth, for the benefits this brings to their health, well-being and personal development and the health and well-being of all life on earth.
'I have known Richard Pollard for over four years since my ministerial responsibility for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew began. Richard is impressive as a communicator and shows at every turn a professional and personal commitment to connecting with nature.' Lord Gardiner, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DEFRA
Over the last 20 years, Richard has developed a deep passion and knowledge of understanding of and connecting with the natural world. He believes our feeling of connection has a profound impact on our health and well-being, and that of all life on Earth. As an experienced teacher and head of learning services at Groundwork South, Richard developed an impactful approach to excite and positively change children, families and organisations relationship with nature.
An approach that has continued to grow through working at Kew Gardens as Grow Wild England Partnership and Engagement Manager, listening to and learning from some of the most deprived urban communities in Britain. Also learning from the world's leading botanists and conservation scientists at Kew, and psychologists at the University of Derby.
''The future will belong to the nature-smart - those...who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.'
Richard Louv, The Nature Principle