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Why be a naturalist?
I'm a naturalist because my values, my sense of beauty, and my sense of survival are deeply rooted in nature. Each person has personal reasons for their relationship with nature. Those reasons could be religious, scientific, aesthetic or health related. Those personal reasons lead us to take the actions we take.
My beliefs that we are an integral part of the balance of nature lead me to grow plants -- for their oxygen creation value indoors, their beauty, their food for wild life, and for the beauty of the flowers and foliage. I volunteer for community projects that protect and nurture the birds and animals and plants and ecosystems around me. Beliefs lead me to want to be close to nature on a daily basis. They led me to a love of birds. That's why I feed the birds. Their beauty and energy make me smile.
The danger to our world is great. We have violence and greed and disrespect for the world around us. But we also have the ability to make things MUCH better. Take a look at how the Great Lakes were revitalized. And many rivers have been cleaned up. And we continually add wild spaces to conservation status. And recycling...what an impact we have each made to that conservation effort.
But there is still great danger. The greatest danger I see is the destruction of habitat all around the globe. Because, as people such as Ted Turner have openly acknowledged in the media, "If there's no environment, there's no human race."
In a 1998 address to the Society of Environmental Journalists, Turner made the following comments that we might want to ponder...and take personal actions to explore and affect in our own communities.
TED TURNER CALLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVOLUTION
StewardshipWhat is involved in stewardship? The recent success of paper and trash recycling has made many people more aware of their own involvement in the stewardship of the planet. It is a great start in saving the planetary environment. And much more needs to be done.
If you have thoughts about how we can be better stewards of the living earth, please share them. Your ideas will be added to our list of "Stewardship Choices". And if you have stories to tell about the effectiveness of your everyday actions and special projects, please share them with us.
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