It’s nothing earth-shattering to say our natural world gives us everything we need to survive, from the oxygen we breathe and the clean water we drink to that apple you are enjoying with your lunch today. We all know this. However, we sometimes fail to appreciate and act on the converse—if we fail to maintain a well-functioning and resilient natural world our future is literally at risk.
What’s more, our reliance on nature goes deeper than the base physical essentials of air, water and food that are required for life. Our bodies—physically, mentally and emotionally—are healthier for their interaction with nature.
Mattei, J. H. (2022, Fall). Sacred Heart University Magazine, 4(1), 5-7.
From the Fall 2022 issue of Sacred Heart University Magazine: https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/univpub_shumag/51/