Most of us are stressed out and we have anxiety and sleeping problems. While we are so engrossed in our problems, let us look deeply within ourselves and let’s think how closely are we connected to our planet Earth and what can we do to enliven her?
Do you remember when was the last time you sat on the floor, walked in a garden, sat in the park, hugged a tree or planted a sapling? When did you support a cause for cleaning the ocean or helping out the animals? Whether it is our home, school, community or the world, no matter where we are, we need to understand that all of us are interconnected within an enclosed ecosystem
There are many different ways in which animals and plants are interdependent in an ecosystem; they depend on each other for basic survival needs like food, protection, shelter, and propagation. Plants provide food for animals and humans, who cannot make their own foods like plants do. Plants and trees also provide shelter and protection to different animals like birds, squirrels, and insects.
We are using a huge amount of water, and dumping an incredibly large amount of plastic in the environment every day. It is because of this, that biodiversity is adversely affected and species are becoming extinct! We need to adopt a more holistic approach; this should be included in the ‘grading system’, judging students on the basis of their contribution towards nature. Grow whatever you possibly can in your balcony, terraces, and garden. This will save money and your health will be better. As we already know, there are a lot of harmful chemicals, colors, and pesticides in our food. When you grow your own food, you at least know what you are eating. So it times for us to use less going in a car especially in Delhi. Now that the air is heavily polluted and we all can feel it on our lungs. Non of us need to get sick if we collectively do something every day about it. As the Dalai Lama once said, “it is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.”