“The time is past when humankind thought it could selfishly draw on exhaustible resources. We know now the world is not a commodity.”

Francois Hollande on Climate Change

President of the French Republic

Ecologya branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments

Organisms comprise all living things, from a microscopic bacterium to humans, and everything in between. There is not one element of energy and matter that is not inter-connected within Earth’s biosphere, or throughout the entire universe.

Over time, humanity has evolved and advanced in innumerable ways, but in the process, we have lost sight of the natural order of our ecology – that humanity relies on Earth, and not the other way around. We are at an ecological tipping point where our quality of life, if not our very survival, depends on returning to a respectful partnership with Earth.

Climate change is no longer a warning of the future if we don’t act, it’s too late for that – climate change is already here. Becoming awakened to this stark scientific truth and accepting its existence is the first step toward solving the problem. The next step requires taking individual responsibility because each one of us contributes to climate change. The third step is the most meaningful – every person, business, and government around the world taking action to slow and reverse this global catastrophe. It’s on each one of us.

Thankfully there are engaged people, organizations and countries around the world taking appropriate action to reduce carbon emissions, protect our oceans and waterways, and save the worlds life-sustaining forests, soil and wildlife from human exploitation, but we can’t rely on just the efforts of others; it’s going to take every one of us to amp it up… NOW. 

With the world population approaching 8 billion inhabitants, the efforts needed to save our planet, ourselves, and the Earth we hand down to our kids and grandchildren, is daunting, but possible by altering our mindset and lifestyles from environmental ‘takers’ to ‘stewards’. Yes, this will entail some inconvenience and adjustments of our consumer-base lifestyle, but we really have no other choice.

The objective of this Eco Health Source blog is to raise ecological awareness of both the beauty and the abuse of our biosphere, and contribute in ways that make a positive difference toward sustainability and survival.

Tom Brassard