Although humans have affected the Earth's biodiversity, we still
have the ability to restore and preserve the health of the planet.
Small acts like turning off a faucet when brushing your teeth
or taking your own bags to the grocery store can literally help
save the world.
factors, known by the acronym HIPPO, contribute
to the current loss of biodiversity.
to legendary Harvard professor Edward
O. Wilson, every country has three forms of wealth: material,
cultural, and biological. The first two we are familiar with and
can relate to since they are part of our everyday lives. The biological
wealth is one that is not so obvious on a daily basis - especially
for those of us living in cities and suburbs - but it may be the
most rewarding and important of any country's wealth.
Wilson — who has authored 20 books, won two Pulitzer prizes and
discovered hundreds of new species during his forty years as a
scientist - has been one of the earliest and most vocal advocates
for the preservation of biodiversity.
with a final word on biodiversity.
judge every scrap of biodiversity as priceless," said Wilson,
"while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means
We can each
do our part to lessen our impact on the environment! For easy
ideas on how you can help, link onto www.kingcounty.gov/environment.aspx
and find out the many things you can do to preserve biodiversity.
Business Services site to see how businesses can adopt easy environmental measures at their workplace to save resources and money. And see
which King County businesses are already taking steps to help
preserve our environment!
here for more
contacts and resources.