The Currency of Nature
Mark Dorfman, Nature Canada’s chairman of the board, just sent me this article called “The Currency of Nature,” from the online journal terrain.org. It argues that “the more sidetracked we get chasing possessions and the money to buy them, the poorer we become in other forms of wealth, such as connections with nature.”
Author David Wann also notes:
The truth is that humans used to value nature as the greatest and most sacred wealth of all, but now it’s being traded for convenience, comfort, and perceived security. In our current way of seeing the world, the environment is just a collection of problems; we won’t protect it until we correctly see nature as a collection of solutions.