meets the eye,
"The direction a individual's life will take
always in question and a matter of contingency."
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.
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
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
Sustainability is not an individual property but a property of
an entire web of relationships. Sustainability always involves a whole
Sustainability does not mean that things remain the same
as sustainability is a dynamic process of co-evolution rather than a static
Ecologically literacy understands ecological sustainability
involves a web of fluctuating patterns of
organization of symbiotic relationships.
systems thinkingSystems 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
relationships among the various members of the Earth Household.
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
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.
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
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
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
True intelligence recognizes diversity and
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