Saturday, July 8, 2017

"The Environment"



en·vi·ron·ment

/inˈvīrənmənt/

noun
  • 1.the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.synonyms:habitatterritorydomainsurroundingsenvirons... more
  • 2.the natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity.synonyms:the natural worldnaturethe earththe planetthe ecosystem.
             source: Oxford dictionary.


Isaac Van Oosten. the fall of man in the garden of Eden


Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, or material world or universe. "Nature" can refer to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. The study of nature is a large part of science. Although humans are part of nature, human activity is often understood as a separate category from other natural phenomena.
 source: Wikipedia

These days we refer to "The Environment" as if it is a separate thing to us.
Before it was called "The Environment" it was called Nature and before that... God.

We have become estranged from the food we eat, the water we drink and even the air breathe and in this separation we have also lost our connection with our common Mother, the Earth, who gives us Life.

Natural and re-purposed building practices re-enforce a symbiotic relationship with the Earth and these actions compliment "The Environment" rather than exploiting it.


Nature does not belong to us, We belong within IT.



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