Biodiversity : The Fabric Of Life
Green Sod Ireland actively works to promote and protect biodiversity and mitigate climate change. Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth: all forms, relationships and interactions – life in the oceans, on land, in the skies and sub-surface bacteria. The term was coined in 1985 and refers to life on several levels: genes, individual species, communities of creatures and ecosystems like, for example, coral reefs and forests.
The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the sunlight that sustains us and all beings, all ultimately rely on biodiversity. Life has evolved biodiversity over billions of years and we evolved as part of it and are totally dependent on it for survival, health and well-being. The Amazon and Congo Basins are home to the planet’s greatest biodiversity.
The Sun- 5 billion years old- is the source of all life on Earth. Without plants there would be no oxygen, without bees no pollination. The World Wide Fund For Nature in its Living Planet Report 2020 tells us that nature is unravelling before our eyes: 68% plummet in Wildlife Populations Worldwide since 1970. The question for each one of us is “What did you do once you knew that biodiversity is under such threat”? The challenge is to do our utmost to protect and promote biodiversity eg. plant trees, wildflowers, create corridors for wildlife, preserve land for the sake of the entire community of creation, grow some of our food, buy local and organic, avoid the use of toxins, protect wetlands, bogs, hedgerows, forests, lobby policy-makers, consume less and waste less…
written by, Nellie (Mc Laughlin)
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