Spring is well on its way here in British Columbia. The lawn mowers are already making themselves heard in our neighbourhood, whilst the blossom trees and daffodils are bursting forth with energy and life. Many of us are planning, or taking, our first hike or camping trip. Nature is waking up!
However, it is not just nature that is awakening. Over the last few decades, we have been waking up to a radically different way of seeing the world. For the last few hundred years, we’ve viewed our natural resources only as something of value because we could “use” them to sustain or enhance our lives. Wildlife was food or sport for hunters and fishermen, vacant lands had value only for developers, and rivers and oceans were useful for food and to transport goods.Continue Reading