The restoration of ecosystems

"Reimagine, Recreate, Restore": a reality that can only be made by the new generations. This is what the World Day of yesterday dedicated to the environment hopes for and which is celebrated every year on June 5th. 

Certainly, the lifestyle adapted for decades by the western world could make us think two things: that it is a great utopia and that provides for a radical change that questioned a large number of habits to which our civilization is used to.
It is from here that we want to start: what does it mean to be part of this civilization? Based on value judgments and adopting as a reference a principle of innovation, day after day civilization has facilitated The smallest aspects of living as individuals, but are we sure that the natural environment, as the main actor of our ecosystem, remains indifferent to our choices?
Experience and science teach us that resources are not infinite and that our lifestyle must change, going from a category of individualistic thought to a collective, compared to which each individual element present in the different ecosystems and their biodiversity are respected.

Eradicating the concept of Euro-centrist civilizations and reconstructing a culture based on social and above all of the environment, is the role that we must play, as actors, in this world.

Perhaps it can be divided from the basic concepts on which indigenous cultures were founded, a model for a long time considered archaic and backward by colonizers: yet precisely that 5% of the world population consisting of indigenous cultures is to be an essential administrator of the environment.
The indigenous peoples built lifestyles that adapted and respecting their environment. In the mountains, the systems created by the indigenous populations retain the soil, reduce erosion, retain water, reducing the risk of environmental disasters. In the meadows, the indigenous pastoral communities manage cattle and cultivation in a sustainable way, so that the meadows retain their biodiversity. In the Amazon, there are evidence that demonstrate how much ecosystems improve when in the areas inhabited by the natives.

These ancestral cultures could be a guide for our generation and those to come, teaching us with their thoughts the respect and collaboration between us to be living in this planet that has caught us. It can be a first starting point for our generation to be a restoration of this planet who always lovingly welcomed us.

Laura Herrera

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