Health. Wellness. Environment. Diversity. Community. 

Nature presents the perfect jumping-off point to delve into a variety of issues. Green space has far-reaching impacts, and Nature Sacred has made it our mission to study those impacts and share the benefits of nature with as many people as possible. From national conferences to garden clubs, in-person and virtual, our CEO, Alden E. Stoner, and our Chief Programs Officer, Erin Robertson, are adept at sharing this compelling message in a way that will resonate with your organization. 

Popular Topics

  • Health benefits of nature: A growing body of research shows that nature is essential to physical and mental health, with tangible effects like improving the immune system and lowering blood pressure.
  • The ROI of green spaces in hospitals: Nearby nature spaces can make a measurable impact on the health of health care workers, patients and hospital staff – as well as on a hospital’s bottom line. 
  • Deep community engagement for the creation of shared community green spaces that reflect the culture and values of the people they serve.
  • Green spaces as a means to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. Even small pockets of nature can play a vital role in urban resilience, disaster recovery, and mitigating the effects of climate change.
  • Finding the sacred in nature: The natural world taps into a universal sense of spirituality that transcends any one religion, with implications for all of us. 
  • Food and health: Explore issues of food insecurity and strategies to help, such as community produce gardens and gardening classes. 
  • And more! We can work with you to create a custom presentation that will capture your audience’s interest.

In Fall 2022, Nature Sacred published a limited edition book of curated journal entries left over the past 25 years in yellow journals found in every Sacred Place across the US. A paperback version of the book will be released in October 2023.

Nature Sacred CEO Alden Stoner is available for public readings and to speak about the book, its unique origins, and what it reveals about our common humanity.

Learn more about the book.

About Alden

Alden E. Stoner, Nature Sacred’s CEO, is a seasoned intrapreneur and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience building and marketing social impact organizations. She is a bold thinker and doer whose work spans the private, nonprofit, academic, and government sectors.

From directing campaigns for Academy Award-winning films to working with Fortune 500 companies to launching new brands, Alden brings a passion for social issues to her work in media, impact, and venture capital. She inspires audiences by drawing connections between diverse disciplines and sharing far-reaching ideas.

About Erin

As Chief Programs Officer, Erin Robertson is the driving force behind Nature Sacred’s Network of Firesouls, which supports the stewards who build community around our Sacred Places. Prior to joining Nature Sacred in 2015, she worked with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Maryland State Legislature. 

Erin’s efforts have allowed Nature Sacred to scale its outcomes and reach more people and communities. She is available to speak on many of the key themes of Nature Sacred’s work, including community-led programs and the collaborative design process for Sacred Places.


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