In my last blog post, I stressed the importance of showing Nature the gratitude it deserves.
A gratitude encompassing all animals, plants, insects and microbes,
for giving us air, water and food.
Most of us understand that Nature is not just something to exploit natural resources from. However, we also need to stop looking at it merely as a source of recreation, an object to benefit from.
Instead, we should ask ourselves: “How can I serve nature?” Not just nature serving us.
“Wildlife: A luxury we can live without?”
This headline is from an article written by Jean-Christophe Vie, at the time, deputy of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Species programme.
It is from 2008, but still highly topical, stressing our dependency on nature. And the fact that we have no more right to inhabit this planet, than any other species.
Here are some highlights:
- “If a species is there, I am firmly convinced that it has a good reason to be.”
- “Nature has developed over millions of years to produce the most favourable environment for us to live in.”
- “those who….think human ingenuity will solve all our problems, should be asked to demonstrate that they can live without nature.”
With that, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Mature, New Year.
A big thank you to my readers, but most of all:
Thank you, bees. Thank you, soil bacteria. Thank you, every tree.
Keep up the good work.