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The Seven Environmental Principles

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Faye Jimenez

on 6 October 2013

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Transcript of The Seven Environmental Principles

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
The Seven Environmental Principles
1. Nature knows best.
One natural process that needs serious attention is nutrient cycling. In nature, nutrients pass from the environment to the organisms and back to the environment. Any disruption in the cycle can bring about imbalance. Our nature knows everything. Sometimes, it knows what is best for us.
2. All forms of life are important.
Each organism plays a fundamental role in nature. Since such occupational or functional position, otherwise known as niche, cannot be simultaneously occupied by more than one specie, it is apparent that all living things must be considered as invaluable in the maintenance of homeostasis in the ecosystem.
3. Everything is connected to everything else.
This principle is best exemplified by the concept of the ecosystem. In an ecosystem, all biotic and amniotic components interact with each other to ensure that the system is perpetuated. Any outside interference may result in an imbalance and the deterioration of the system.
4. Everything changes.
It is said that the only permanent thing is change. our world is constantly changing and nothing is permanent anymore. Even each day humans try to change their living to fit in to the world.
5. Everything must go somewhere.
When a piece of paper is thrown away, it disappears from sight but it does not cease to exist. It ends up elsewhere. Everything goes somewhere and nothing goes nothing it has its own way to go.
6. Ours is a finite earth.
Just how long would the earth be able to sustain demands on its resources? This is a question that needs serious reflection. Unless the factors of population growth, lifestyles, and polluting technologies are checked, the collapse of the earth might be inevitable.
7. Nature is beautiful and we are stewards of God's creation.
Among all creatures, humans are the only ones made in God's image and have been given the right to have dominion over all His creations. Being the most intelligent and gifted with reason, humans are capable of manipulating creation to their own advantage. We are made not to rule the world but to help the world. Humans are God's creation and we need to take care of everything.
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