Ecological Health: the Interdependent Health of People, Animals and Ecosystems.
GPRC’s Twelve Components of Ecological Health:
- Create Safe Places for people and wildlife; work to protect, restore and connect wildlands.
- Protect, teach and serve young people. Ensure that youth interact with Nature, and that they learn Nature is not made up of objects but is a community of living beings and interwoven relationships that includes us.
- Understand consequences of actions; accept personal responsibility.
- Strive to cause less pain to others, whether it is to people, animals, yourself or Earth.
- Embrace vitality. Eat clean and low on the food chain (preferably plant-based), reject factory farming, reduce your carbon footprint, exercise daily, drink at least half a gallon of pure water each day.
- Embrace earned confidence and humility; reject arrogance, waste, violence, hatred and ugliness.
- Live like a watershed; become an ecosystem participant wherever you live.
- Embrace physical work; fear no mental challenge. Becoming unbreakable — building stamina that leads to resilience — is perhaps the most important foundation you can build for yourself and the new millennium. “We’re all stronger than we think we are.”
- Fight Environmental Injustice pollution as the act of violence it is.
- Seek peace and health-based solutions over endless conflict; claim the same over endless despair.
- Give thanks; get outdoors with our living, breathing Earth.
- Seek silence, wisdom, deeper thought and personal growth for the rest of your life.