Writers, Scientists and conservationists such as George Monbiot, Stephan Harding, Jane Goodall, Aldo Leopold, and Arnae Naess have helped develop empathy and create awareness on the importance of growing our Relationship with the natural world.
Rewildtv hopes to help communicate this inherent/intrinsic knowledge through film/VR/Photography. In this next short film, we touch on the knowledge surrounding Deep Ecology. In Aldo Leopold's book 'Sand County Almanac' a significant real life experience altered his perception between the earths physical features and the animals that shares its landscapes.
Thinking like a Mountain - A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
"We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes - something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.…I now suspect that just as a deer herd lives in mortal fear of its wolves, so does a mountain live in mortal fear of its deer. And perhaps with better cause, for while a buck pulled down by wolves can be replaced in two or three years, a range pulled down by too many deer may fail of replacement in as many decades. So also with cows. The cowman who cleans his range of wolves does not realize that he is taking over the wolf's job of trimming the herd to fit the range. He has not learned to think like a mountain. Hence we have dustbowls, and rivers washing the future into the sea.”
It is within all forms of business that we need to develop this mindset, as everything is interconnected. So called 'environmentalism' must not be a separated science, but integrated within all fields of specialization.
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