The Human Disconnect from Nature is the Problem

by Elvia Thompson

Filmed at Ignite Annapolis

113 1 0

No matter what the scope or importance of the issue -- climate change, littering, obesity, poverty – it can likely be traced back to our society’s inclination to work against Nature instead of with it. We are uncomfortable with the very Earth that nurtures us so we try to dominate and tame it and keep Nature at arms’ length. No one will care for something he or she doesn’t feel a connection with so our environment continues to degrade. The Earth doesn’t need us – we need her. Only by understanding that we are part of Island Earth will we heal the damage we have done to the planet and unsure that our species continues to exist.

More Ignite videos

Mensch Up! 126 1 0

Mensch Up!

Daniel Leibowitz at Ignite Boulder

Bushfire connect 275 2 1

Bushfire connect

Maurits van der Vlugt at Ignite Sydney