The Earth System is the collection of interconnected biological, chemical, and physical subsystems that store, transform, or transfer energy and matter on our planet. In simple terms: the Earth System is the name given to the whole collection of smaller systems (water, air, life, and rocks) that are mutually affected by one another. The four […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are biologically wired to have an affinity for things that are alive, vital, and optimal for our survival. An attraction to flowers makes evolutionary sense as flowers often become fruit and can provide a later food source. We keep pets and plants in and around the house and derive pleasure from assisting living things in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Many of us are playing a game. We may not realize it, or if we do, we don’t bother questioning it. But we certainly know the rules: Get money – Get more money – Buy more – Get more – Buy bigger – Impress others – Keep moving up. It’s a competition that we are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You have to care for your mind’s health like you care for your body’s health. While it’s easy to name the things that you can do to improve your physical health, often less obvious are the things that you can do to improve your mental health. Spending time in nature is one very easy and effective […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My children are your hope for the future. They are humanity’s hope. So too are your children, and your grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. All the children of our species carry forward our genes, our brilliance, and our greatest potential. We need to empower them to succeed. Let’s show them from the very beginning of their lives how to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Food is a necessary part of life. Usually made of plant or animal materials (but sometimes fungi, algae, and inorganic compounds like salt), it sustains our life, provides energy, and promotes growth and healing. The way that we produce and collect our food can significantly affect the planet’s biosphere by means of: over-harvesting of renewable […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of the most important things that you can do to raise children that will grow into environmentally concerned adults is to consciously help them appreciate both their own vitality and their connectedness to the natural world. The following are 7 concepts you can inject into day-to-day life with your child to help them become more […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I find myself instantly skeptical when I hear the term sustainable. If something is truly environmentally sustainable, it can be continued (or sustained) forever. We all need to be clear about this. Sustainable is not a small action that proves to be a little better for the environment. It is not something that uses sustainably […]Continue Reading... No Comments.