Our world is, when viewed correctly, like a fragile drop of water- a shimmeringly beautiful, but very fragile drop of lonely water in the midst of a vast and very empty universe.
We are the lifeforms gathered o n the crust of our planet who, alone, have the power to keep life
not o nly continuing, but worth living.
To us, the Planet Sea, our home, is like a frail, young mermaid. A young planet, she is in need of protection from us.
Our EcoMermaid stands for Her, for the Ultimate Mermaid, our planet, Sea.
We at Emermaid wish to inspire all of the world to Ecoize, to begin to think of our fragile planet in every daily decision, in our prayers, in the way we live our lives, for we really are all one.
Ecoize - To become more Eco-minded, to think about our world, our planet, as o ne being, as a whole entity.
There are may mis-uses of the word 'eco' today, and most have nothing to do with saving the world. And there are tiny measures, like recycling, like buying eco household products - and these are great steps to take - but they're rather like putting a band-aid o n a patient dying of AIDS.
Our planet is in real trouble. The o ne thing that will save us is everyone taking a pledge to remain child-free, to adopt the starving masses of children dying every day of starvation instead, and then, to adopt eco household habits and to vote with your money - to buy o nly organically-grown, GMO-free, vegan products.
- 1873, coined by Ger. zoologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) as Okologie, from Gk. oikos 'house, dwelling place, habitation' + -logia 'study of.' Ecosystem is from 1935. Ecosphere (1953) is the region around a star where conditions allow life-bearing planets to exist.
Think of the world as o ne household. The house is small, the income fixed, and they cannot move. The family already has a child, and cannot feed another, and yet they think of having another child. Either the quality of life will suffer and each will have less food, they will put one out to starve, close the windows, and not heed his cries, or they will stop having children.
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Environ-To encircle; surround. The circumstances or conditions that surround o ne; surroundings.
The totality of circumstances surrounding an organism or group of organisms, especially: a. The combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, and survival of organisms: 'We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism' (Paul Brooks).
Environment - 1603, 'state of being environed' (see environs); sense of 'nature, conditions in which a person or thing lives' first recorded 1827 (used by Carlyle to render Ger. Umgebung); specialized ecology sense first recorded 1956. Environmentalism was coined 1923 as a psychological term (in the nature vs. nurture debate); the ecological sense is 1972 (environmentalist in this sense is attested from 1970).
Environs - 1665, from Fr. environs, pl. of O.Fr. environ 'compass, circuit,' from environ (adv.) 'around,' from en- 'in' + viron 'circle, circuit,' from virer 'to turn.'
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