Powerful, moving discussion on giving nature rights too. Historically, in modern society, we see nature as an object and in law, as property. The very laws we have created creates destruction, We have an unprecedented biodiversity crisis. This speaker says: “we have a right to life when that which gives us life doesn’t have a corresponding right to life.” She makes a beautiful and articulate case that when we activate the codes of love and compassion with all beings, we all flourish.
My guest this week, Pam Montgomery, offers classes and experiences to connect with a single plant. The results are life changing and I bet game-changing for some. She too reminds us that we are dependent on the very things that sustain us, food, plants, animals, minerals, the stuff of this earth. Father Rohr reminds us that change happens from the bottom up not the top down.
There are many ideas bearing fruit in our world today that help mitigates the problems we have created: pollution of water, soil, and air. I have the privilege this year of speaking with so many passionate people walking their talk, especially in the plant world. This TED talk, adds more to the plea, to realize we need nature and nature needs us, today.
What one action can you make today to make a difference? Here are a few suggestions, with links to some of my favorite organizations.
- Support United Plant Savers, especially if you use herbal medicine. A donation helps them preserve plant species, support botanical sanctuaries all over our country.
- Support O.N.E.: its time to value nature again.
- Look at your yard differently. Replace lawn, even a small space area with wildflowers, improves biodiversity not just for your space but for your neighborhood.
- If you live in an urban area: look around. What land is fallow and could be turned into gardens or a wildflower meadow?
- Lastly, though there is so much more, walk out your door today and breathe the fresh air and give thanks.
What are your favorite organizations? What one change can you make today that supports sustainability in a positive way? Together, one idea at a time, joining our neighborhoods together in some sustainable way, makes a huge difference. I want to be a part of the solutions, don’t you?
I appreciate your ideas and comments. Please share. Thanks. Judith