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Scientists now call our current geologic age the Anthropocene, recognizing human activity as the dominant influence on climate and the environment. The choices we make now shape life throughout the broader environment.

To care for nature is to treat it with reverence. It’s easy to feel that our individual choices don’t matter much. But they do matter, both in their effect and in their ability to inspire and spread change among others. Our opportunity is to become aware of our effects and strive to make them as beneficial as possible.

8 Habits to limit harm to nature

1. Learn about climate change

Quote from Chris Jordan

“The enormity of the problem has only just dawned on quite a lot of people … Unless we sort ourselves out in the next decade or so we are dooming our children and our grandchildren to an appalling future.”

David Attenborough: ‘The Garden of Eden is no more’
2. Practice conscientious consumerism

In a world driven by our consumer choices, the most humane choice we can make is to be a conscientious compassionate consumer. While it’s easier than ever to make humane consumer choices, it still takes effort, practice, and support to do so. We can start by aiming for minimal waste and simply buying less “stuff” and more second-hand products.

3. Practice humane gardening

When we garden humanely, we learn how native plants and animals depend upon each other for health and survival. We strive to support those fragile relationships by choosing native plants and creating conditions that allow nature to thrive.

4. Practice respect for wildlife

Get acquainted with local wildlife rehabilitation centers and rehabbers and/or join social media groups to learn about the wildlife we encounter and what to do when we find animals in distress.

5. Adopt wildlife-friendly farming practices
6. For Hunters, Practice and promote responsible hunting
7. Be vigilant about common hazards and practice prevention
8. Practice safe waste disposal

Take time to consider what waste we’re putting into the environment and what may happen to that waste. Will wildlife be drawn to it? Will it poison the soil, water, air? Are there ways we can make it less harmful?

More ideas or questions about how we can avoid doing harm to nature? Join our Facebook group and share them.

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Fishing line can kill animals.