ECOLOGICAL HEALTH is defined as “the interdependent health of humans, animals and ecosystems.”
GPRC’s Twelve Components of Ecological Health:
- Create Safe Places for people and wildlife; work to protect, restore and connect wildlands.
- Protect, teach and serve children. Ensure interaction with Nature, making sure youth learn and understand that Nature is not made up of objects but is a community of living beings and interwoven relationships that includes us.
- Understand consequences of actions; accept personal responsibility.
- Strive to cause less pain to others, whether it is to people, animals, yourself or Earth.
- Embrace vitality. Eat clean and low on the food chain (preferably plant-based), reject factory farming, reduce your carbon footprint, exercise daily, drink at least half a gallon of pure water each day.
- Embrace earned confidence and humility; reject arrogance, waste, violence, hatred and ugliness.
- Live like a watershed; become an ecosystem participant wherever you live.
- Embrace physical work; fear no mental challenge (don’t be taken for a fool because of willful ignorance, such as with “greenwashing”); connect meaningfully within your community.
- Fight Environmental Injustice pollution as the act of violence it is.
- Seek peace and health-based solutions over endless conflict; claim the same over endless despair.
- Give thanks; get outdoors with our living, breathing Earth.
- Seek silence, wisdom, deeper thought and personal growth for the rest of your life.
Visit Bush Foundation, a GPRC funder and great supporter of Ecological Health