Restoration | May 10, 2021

Biodiversity is our most valuable but least appreciated resource.~Edward O. Wilson

The earth is a diverse planet in the universe. It is home to several species. Unfortunately, humans have altered local plants and animals’ species, introduced many invasive organisms, changed land-use, fouled water bodies, and degraded soil resources. Every day we hear news of more species threatened with extinction. And this rate keeps increasing. The only solution to this issue is environmental restoration. 

Have you ever realized that nature calls us all?

Humans are the most intelligent organisms in the universe. Although humans share some cognitive traits with animals, they have unique intellectual capabilities. They have a complex brain system that has developed with time. Humans have developed a wide variety of values. Humans also have strong senses through which they feel and observe objects. These senses are touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. But humans do have another underappreciated ability, which is the sixth sense. It is the natural ability to know about different things or incidents beforehand. Life experiences, age, and life incidents play an essential role in developing this sense. This ability is evident in children as well. Children have extraordinary intuitive skills.

The increasing human population throughout the world and its associated impacts have made the need for environmental restoration clearer. Active restoration of the environment is dependent on small community efforts. One of the best ways to contribute to ecological restoration is helping reduce the need for it in the first place. For instance, recycling paper and plastic can reduce the need to harvest raw materials for creating these products. 

Conserving energy by turning off lights and turning down the heat also reduces harmful air emissions.  Trust your intuition; it never lies. 

Make efforts and teach your children likewise;
Michael T. Thomas