Ecological Awareness

To be conscious is to know, recognize, and understand what is happening in and around us. It is the emotions we feel, the reasoning we construct when faced with a situation and which helps us to make decisions. It also means distinguishing between what seems right or wrong to us and drives us to action.

Ecological awareness is therefore:

  • be informed and know the impact of our actions and activities on our environment and the ecosystems around us: individually or collectively, locally and globally
  • understand the physical, biological, human, and cognitive phenomena that come into play in order to anticipate changes in our environment.
  • Act to protect our environment.

Ultimately, having an ecological conscience means wanting to continue to live in an environment that sustains us, and acting in this way.