Who I am
I am Ben, the founder of Conscious Roots. I live with my wonderful girlfriend in the beautiful hills of Shropshire, England.
I care deeply about all the issues society faces and believe that, through the nurturing of connections to nature and each other, we can transform how we live and develop a world of compassionate abundance.
I spent my 20’s on the road and am now a graduate of Philosophy and an MSc student of Sustainability and Behaviour Change. I spent many years studying the complexity of the climate issues we face and, like many, felt overwhelmed. Conscious Roots is inspired by the ethics of Buddhism and the work of many whom I respect. It is my small contribution to a more beautiful world.
Nature has always felt like my true home and it is my belief that our lost connections to the wild Earth and the true self are the root drivers of climate change and social unrest, so my craft is to seek out opportunities to facilitate deep connections to the natural world and the ecological-self in all whom I have the pleasure of collaborating with.
These are complex times and there is no panacea, so I approach my work with an open, holistic framework. If we can change how we perceive life, all else will follow. I also like to bake bread, go hiking, read books and play the banjo.