Renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson says to protect nature, people must regain their innate love for it. This means spending time in nature.
If you spend time in nature, your senses open to its beauty, from the intricacy of a leaf to the majesty of a mature forest. You start to see how many of our priorities are petty and limited. It’s also easier to understand how affecting one part of an ecosystem affects the entire ecosystem and the surrounding environment.
Understanding that we’re part of something much bigger than ourselves is a necessary step to healing this beautiful world that we have treated so poorly.
So, this weekend and every weekend, try to get outside and enjoy nature — for your own sake and the sake of the planet.