Burlington & Winooski, Vermont
Our vision for the City Nature Celebration is to foster deep, reciprocal relationships between the human community and the more-than-human world that surrounds us. We believe that a sustainable future for our collective home will come to fruition when human flourishing and ecological flourishing go hand-in-hand. To make this vision a reality, we must commit ourselves as individuals, organizations, and municipalities to also cultivating deep, reciprocal relationships with each other so that our collective energy is maximized. It is this quality of relationships within systems that truly makes “the whole more than the sum of its parts.” The partners collaborating on the City Nature Celebration aspire to just this kind of synergy so that we can be in service to the health and well-being of our whole community.