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"The direction a individual's life will take is
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ecological literacy

To understand how nature sustains life, we need to move from biology to ecology, because sustained life is a property of an ecosystem rather than a single organism or species.

Ecological literacy means understanding the principles of organization of ecosystems that sustain the web of life.

One species' waste is another species' food; matter cycles continually through the web of life; energy driving the ecological cycles flows from the sun; diversity assures resilience; life, from its beginning more than three billion years ago, did not take over the planet by combat but by networking.

These are all just different aspects of a single fundamental pattern of organization that has enabled nature to sustain life for billions of years.

Nature sustains life by creating and nurturing communities

No individual organism can exist in isolation.

Animals depend on the photosynthesis of plants for their energy needs; plants depend on the carbon dioxide produced by animals, as well as on the nitrogen fixed by bacteria at their roots; and together plants, animals, and microorganisms regulate the entire biosphere and maintain the conditions conducive to life.

Sustainability is not an individual property but a property of an entire web of relationships. Sustainability always involves a whole community.

Sustainability does not mean that things remain the same as sustainability is a dynamic process of co-evolution rather than a static state.

Ecologically literacy understands ecological sustainability involves a web of fluctuating patterns of organization of symbiotic relationships.



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systems thinking

Systems thinking means thinking in terms of relationships, in terms of how components connect and interact within the system.

Ecology – derived from the Greek word oikos ("household") – is the science of relationships among the various members of the Earth Household.

Systems thinking emerged from a series of interdisciplinary dialogues among biologists, psychologists, and ecologists who realized that a living system – organism, ecosystem, or social system – is an integrated whole whose properties cannot be reduced to those of smaller parts.

Systems thinking involves a shift of perspective from thinking of the parts to thinking of realtionships of the whole.

Understanding life requires a shift of focus from objects to relationships. All the essential properties of a living system depend on the relationships among the system components. The stability of an ecosystem depends on its biodiversity, on the complexity of its network of relationships.

Understanding relationships runs counter of the traditional scientific enterprise in Western culture.

Each species in an ecosystem helps to sustain the entire food web. If one species is decimated by some natural catastrophe, the ecosystem will only be resilient if there are other species that can fulfill similar functions.

Networks, cycles, feedback loops, are examples of patterns of organization that are characteristic of Life. Systems thinking involves a shift of perspective from examination of individual content to patterns.

Systems thinking is always contextual thinking. The shape of a plant, or the colors of a bird, depend on their environment – on the vegetation, climate, etc. – and also on the evolutionary history of the species, on the historical context.

Systems thinking implies a shift away from the objective knowledge of the intellect and the subjective knowledge of the spirit to contextual knowledge or the true knowledge of relationships.

Systems thinking means a shift of perception from material objects and structures to the nonmaterial processes and patterns of organization that represent the very essence of life.



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True intelligence recognizes diversity and variability.


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