I was introduced to a project at the end of last month which was to protect the Amazon rainforest. It was a real privilege to contribute and it got me thinking about what we are doing to our planet and the state in which we will leave it for our children and our childrens' children.
The indigenous people of the rainforest are going up against the multi-million dollar oil companies with real determination to preserve the land and their culture but also for the greater benefit of us all. The Amazon rainforest is the lungs of our planet and the largest freshwater source we have. So it seems really important that we all protect the beauty and nature that sustains life on our planet.
-Photography by Cora Ronai-
We stand on the shoulders of previous generations and we all have a responsibilty to protect our environment and the natural cycles that work in balance and harmony, even if it is thousands of miles away. Everything affects everything else and everything we do to our planet will affect it and future generations.
What is the legacy that we want to leave?
What will future generations say about this time in history when they look back and see how we treated our planet?
Will we learn that sustaining life means that we need to work in balance and harmony with nature?
Learning to work in synergy with the natural cycles all around us could be the only way to sustain life in a world that is being rapidly depleted of all its resources.
Where will our responsibilities and our vision for the future lie?
Indigenous cultures have much wisdom that has been passed from generation to generation but will we be willing to learn?