After all, doesn’t the sight and sounds of birds and butterflies sustain you? If so we need to insure the habitats they need to thrive and survive are there to nourish them which in turn serve to support us. It may be worthy noting that other areas of the world have laws protecting hedgerows from destruction or damage.
Seeing the following thought provoking image circulating on social media sites over the past week speaks volumes about how “one “ species has assumed a disproportionate influence in nature and often to the detriment of the whole.
It seems that we are managing our personal and business worlds in a fashion that is disrespectful and dangerous to the life forms that we share this planet with…which just happens to include ourselves. So what can we do? We all need cover, food, clean water and air…….and love.
Ask yourself, in this action, in this moment, am I respectfully interacting with my world? It is obvious that trees are felled and certain lands are cleared to make way for agriculture. How can we do this with respect to the circle of life? We are still a biodiverse planet with many species and habitats which demand and need our consideration and respect to flourish. We can each do our part in the spaces that we occupy and visit each day. By wasting nothing, buying less, and being respectful to the environment that we visit and live in. Our mindful way of treading lightly will inspire others to do the same. There is immense power in the little choices we make each and every day.
On a further note to clear cutting in this area it has come to our attention that the Ministry of Natural Resources wants each Ontario Stewardship Council across Ontario, of which there are 42, to incorporate and raise all the money needed for their projects themselves.
People working with the Stewardship Council are sensing that this is just an excuse to get rid of the program which is the only program in the MNR that works with and helps rural landowners. The MNR gave our local Stewardship Council $10,000 which they leveraged into seven times that amount. They do vital work which supports habitat and species protection and revitalization which ultimately benefits each of us. Please consider lending your support with your signature to the Premier of Ontario on the petition on this link. http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ontario-stewardship-councils-are-important-to-ontarians.html Your signature indicates your support of the continuation and work of the Resource Stewardship Councils.
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