-breaking connections leads to a loss of place.
-Shattering of the world by the internet and media
-Disconnect with information leads to a sense of helplessness
-No longer part of a larger community
-technology has brought us closer (in distance)
-Information overload…difficult to comprehend
-we have altered the world by our numbers, our technology, consumption, and we created our own habitat.
-Only species able to physically alter our environment.
-Itch for POWER!!! Over each other, our environment and “weaker” species.
- We are air: linked together by the air we share.
- lungs ½ filled with air
-30 000 000 000 000 000 Argon molecules in each breath of air: traceable to determine it is the same air that we all breathe.
-Humans are 60% water.
-70% of the earth is water.
-Our bodies are able to maintain a constant water requirement to tell our bodies when we are thirsty, i.e. to replenish.
-What we do to water we do to ourselves…pollution.
-Soil keeps us alive: growth of food.
-thin layer of the earth is soil.
-All energy originates from sunlight.
-Fires come from the sun: fossil fuels
-Plants change the air: no fire without oxygen.
-Plants need light (sun) to grow.
-Millions of years ago poisons in the atmosphere prevented life from thriving.
-Without life there is nothing to filter water.
-No life means no food
-Plants change the air so animals can live.
-Love, clean air, soil , water, energy (food).
- Humans are animals.
-We need to know we came from nature.
-love enables us to care and empathize
-We need something to believe in, even if it is science.
-We find comfort in nature.
-Earth makes the economy possible
-13 trillion dollars to do what nature does for free.
-Externalizes the real world and causes people to ignore the earth: money becomes more important than saving the planet.
-Whenever we destroy something it costs more money to fix it.
-source of everything that matters.
-We are past the 59th minute (out of 60).
-We are “suicidal” in terms of our population growth.
-We are living with the illusion of abundance.
-Overpopulation leading to no sustainable pop.
-Market puts value on things that are really not valuable, i.e. home values vs sentimental value.
-It is NEVER too late.
-Hope can get us through this time.
-Youth is the future
-Bad political role models
-Responsibility needs to be back on the adults.
-Good role models: Bono, Dali-Lama, Craig Keilberger, Mandela.
-Grownups need to create the strong healthy future for the youth to maintain as they become adults.
-Youth rely a lot on “stuff” to make them happy.
-Technology is no substitute for the real world: disconnected.
-We feel alienated and alone.
-When we die we return to nature: everything is made of atoms…all related.
-By rediscovering the earth and other we can find a sense of belonging.