07 May '12, 9am

If More of Us Love Nature, The Environment Will Take Care of Itself

If More of Us Love Nature, The Environment Will Take Care of Itself

Over at OnEarth , David Gessner has recently published a piece that hits close to something that I've been increasingly thinking. When it comes to inspiring people to live in awe of nature, with reverence for all life, with a sense of never-ending wonder and desire for open-minded inquiry, environmentalism doesn't really cut it. Like the word 'sustainability' it's become a hollow word, a word divorced from meaning, a word lacking in soul, separated from its essence. For me that essence consists of, more than anything, a love of nature, a love of exploration, a love of dirt, leaves, trees, water both rushing and stagnant, small stones and great rocks, a love of animals both human and non-human (a distinction that the English language unfortunately makes more concrete than the reality), a love of play, of recreation. Which is where Gessner comes in. After writing about his d...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/if-more-us-love-nature-...

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