Our approach to sustainability is quite simple. The human body is a wondrous thing, and one way to view the body is as a micro-ecosystem. Our bodies contain an estimated 37.2 trillion cells, all working together in harmony and balance, allowing us to experience our everyday life. Our body’s ecosystem interacts with other ecosystems, our home life, work-life, our local communities, friends, neighbors, and strangers. Viewing the human body as a micro-ecosystem enriches our understanding of how connected and dependent our life is. Throughout our everyday lives, the many micro and macro ecosystems we encounter and interact with directly and indirectly help us maintain a balance or introduce a wobble. The broadening of the concept of living organisms as micro-ecosystems initiates a deeper understanding of how a small ecosystem like an individual honey bee’s interaction with its many ecosystems is critical to keeping our ecosystem (our body) in harmony and balance. All of these living ecosystems 8.7 million species of which humans are one, are made possible by the macro ecosystem we know as the third planet from the sun. Just like our body’s ecosystem functions best when it is healthy, all other ecosystems work best when they are healthy. So for us, sustainability equals health.
Coral Reefs make up less than 2% of the ocean floor yet support 25% of all marine life.
Small actions immeasurable benefits: Acts of Kindness reduces stress, boost your serotonin levels (the neurotransmitter that gives us the feeling of satisfaction and well-being). Kindness the real fountain of youth? Studies show acts of Kindness slows the aging process.