Living in harmony with Nature
- in practice
"When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned,
You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money"
For a sustainable world we need to fulfill current necessities without compromising the ability of future generations to fulfill theirs. We need to live with and not against Nature.
Life has become so complicated that it is sometimes difficult to recognize the simple tie-ups: Waste as a consequence of our life styles and consumption cause the climate change, pollutes the seas and oceans and is the basic reason for the decrease of biodiversity, which leads to extinction of species. The principle should be that the polluters pay. We must realize that we are polluters and that this should have a cost. We can choose to live in a way where we do not contaminate the environment or we can choose to pay for the solutions of the impact-problems.
So, in practice, what can we as individuals do to contribute to a sustainable world? Our choices are e.g. to
- use energy from renewable resources
- recycle or reuse our waste
- buy biodegradable or recyclable products
- cultivate without using pesticides