Nature and the environment impacts gender differently. This is because each gender through the body interacts and relates differently to world experiences and life. Factors such as language, culture and identity define the social realities that have a direct relationship to how they relate to nature. In addition, through these bodies; networks of relationships, interconnections and interactions are created for survival, through new ways of thinking and relating to nature.


Almost all cultures, religions, ways of living appreciate the value and importance of nature and the tree. In the onset of climate change and the pandemic, the awareness of the fragility of life, has highlighted the value of nature and trees as key elements that can guarantee the survival of humankind and all forms of life on Earth.


Survival comes from the realisation that there are specific problems generated within the conjuncture of social interaction and activities that cannot be addressed without initiative, ingenuity and the cooperation and solidarity of all affected. To provide new, innovative, creative knowledge for preservation progress and survival. Thus, the Ubuntu philosophy that refers to the essence of “mtu” (human), and the belief that all humans are connected. Emphasises that there is a collective responsibility and recognition of the other.