I’m Madeleine, the founder of WithNature.
I’ve worked for 15+ years as a pioneering sustainability professional hoping to leave the world a little better than I found it.
Over the same period, I’ve personally practiced around 250 days of silent meditation and solitude with nature. This includes a 44 day mountain forest solo where I developed a close relationship with the many critters whose home I stayed in.
My experience of these two parts of life, which I respectively call action on behalf of nature vs. relationship with nature, is they often operate in parallel, rarely coming together to support one another. So in 2014 I resigned from my job at one of Australia’s leading energy corporations to create WithNature, to bridge these two worlds.
WithNature is founded on a simple truth: we protect what we love.
If we want to take better care of ourselves and the earth, it’s time we fall back in love with nature.