Lessons on personal sustainability, from nature

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Sustainability, Wellness, Writing | 0 comments

Lessons on personal sustainability, from nature

Nature is an intelligent system that has learned to evolve and heal itself over the course of 3.8 billion years. Oftentimes, the solutions we seek for modern human problems can be solved with wisdom from the Earth. If we begin to look at natural systems as guide and mentor, as Janine Benyus suggests in Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, we can learn to find personal sustainability and healing. Within the boundaries outlined by these principles, nature flourishes. The following are the 9 principles of biomimicry, with corresponding tips on how to create the conditions conducive to life, according to nature.


Vgu1RUfKT3WN1ZYxSWaR_14672519443_13d8873062_k1. Nature runs on sunlight

Light is a basic need of living beings. To support our own lives we need an abundance of sunlight daily. Direct sunlight is essential for stabilizing our mood, sense of well-being, for  orienting to place, and also for the lifeforce of plants we put into our bodies. To be truly healthy, humans need lots of time supported by nature, like fresh food from plants, sun breaks instead of smoke breaks, and time to soak up nutrients from the sun.

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