You love nature and you want to protect and preserve it. You want to learn more to be able to decide which actions you need to implement in your life, to start making a difference at your own scale.
You are looking for balance. You are looking for keys to feel good, to be able to set up the habits you want, to be able to act for causes important to you.
You are looking for a meaningful life, for accomplishment. You feel the need to align your values and your actions, to find clarity in your choices and to set your priorities to act for the best for the environment.
How do those ecosystems are impacted by our activities?
Due to each ecosystem being made up of different species, in different types of habitats – there are many ways that humans exploit these marine environments and cause massive damage to these fragile ecosystems.
Understanding how ecosystems are affected by our activities is essential to know how to reduce our impact and adapt our behavior accordingly. Taking an interest in our impact on ecosystems and the consequences for us is a key step in protecting marine life.
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
What can we do to decrease our footprint?
The ultimate goal when talking about ecology is to minimize our impact on the environment. Several actions are possible: waste management – promoting renewable energies rather than fossil fuels – ecological housing – food and health – sustainable development – rethinking the place of cars in our society.
It is also possible for everyone to reduce their ecological footprint through small daily ecological actions that do not require much effort except a slight change in our habits.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
Learning how to manage stress, to relax, to find balance, and to know yourself but also to set up new habits ans stop procrastinating are keystone in every actions you take in your life. It is also essential to take care of yourself to be able to get involved for various actions, such as taking care of your friends and family or protecting the environment.
Through our activities, we cause massive damage to ecosystems. At first, we were not aware of the impact we could have on the environment, especially on the oceans. We felt that all resources were limitless. Today, we know what impacts our activities have on marine wildlife. But despite this awareness, little has changed.
The issue is that we have habits. Due to its evolution, the human brain does not like change. Even if our habits are not serving us, we are alive and from a survival point of view that is all that matters! So it is not surprising that we find it difficult to change our habits even if we have a deep desire to change our way to consume.
It is therefore interesting to define what is important for us, to know ourselves, to identify our values, to understand how to set up new habits, etc. All this in order to feel good, to take actions that correspond to our values, to feel complete and balanced.
“Managing your brain (and the thoughts within it) is the most important thing you will ever do to create your desired results.” — Brooke Castillo