The planet Earth is one magnificent creation, that much we know. While there is still much debate on how the Earth came to be and how we as humans came to inhabit it, there is no denying its absolute beauty and wonderment.
As humans, we can often get swept away in day-to-day life and forget how truly amazing it is that we have such a diverse ecosystem in which to live. As we evolve and learn more about how our planet works, more of us are becoming mindful of the health of the planet and each of the organisms that call it home.
As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an ecosystem is the complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit. As such, as stewards of this great planet, we need not only to remember this fact but to foster it.
While there are issues facing us today that are certainly global or political in nature, much of the necessary change does lie in the power of our own two hands.
It starts right in our own communities and backyards. Break it down far enough and it is not hard to understand that every animal on this beautiful planet gets its food from plants – either directly or as a by-product.