Updated: May 13
This post will be part of an ongoing series curated by the Fresh Air Kids. It is no surprise we love the great outdoors and feel most at home in nature. Due to our passion, we are currently diving deep into the world of climate change. No, it won’t all be doom and gloom and boring stuff. That’s not why we are here. We are working hard to not only learn, read and explore those contributors to our current crisis, but also ways, however big or small, we can help prevent the further demise of our only planet. We also plan to highlight environmental heroes as sources of inspiration. Now, who doesn't love a good hero?
The Nature Connection
First and foremost, we believe it is essential for humans to connect with the natural world on an ongoing and meaningful basis. Without our connection to nature, we will never fully comprehend what we stand to lose if we do not take action when it comes to preserving our Earth. Humans evolved from the natural world and our separation from that environment is damaging our overall health and the health of our planet.
Awareness and Action
The second aspect is awareness. We must be aware of the scale of the problem we are currently facing. Without awareness, action will never follow and we all know that action is vital!
Thirdly, we believe education is paramount. We must do all that we can to better understand what is transpiring when it comes to the environment and the people of the land (that’s us and everyone who calls Earth home). We must fully comprehend and perhaps even alter or amplify the way we do everything, from grow our food, to the clothes we wear, the forests we use and the daily choices we make.
The environment is part of greater system; a system that has the capacity to thrive. Let us not forget, the Earth nurtures the animals, the plants, and humans, which are all part of a whole. We must learn to work in unison with the Earth, not against it. We are convinced with every ounce of our beings that the Earth and all of its processes are intelligent beyond measure. When we learn to respect and cultivate the land in a holistic manner, we will reap far more than we sow.
Our future posts are an effort to open our eyes to what is possible. To learn a whole new way of appreciating what we have and protecting what we all need. All of life’s creations are depending upon our action. Let’s not think of climate change as a problem, but rather our greatest opportunity to think differently, employ wild creativity and come together as humans.
Disclaimer, please know we are in the learning phase of this process. We will never claim to be experts, but are working hard to educate ourselves. If you have expertise in a particular area, we would love you to share your knowledge with us.