Being surrounded by an old growth forest or the vast
ocean waters supporting a rich biodiversity can serve as
an important reminder of just how interconnected we all
are with each other and with all life on our planet.
Whether it is in our own backyards, in the middle of a
busy city, or on a trip to a new destination, immersing
ourselves in the world around us to be fully present and
cognizant of our natural surroundings and the other
beings that each play a role in any given ecosystem can
allow for a greater appreciation and understanding of
our own contributions. As we each have the power and
choice to make positive or negative contributions, it is
crucial that we think carefully and critically about the
role we wish play regarding our relationships and
interactions with other animals and the environment.