All That Which Mini Ponds Can Teach

The average citizen knows very little about nature and their local ecosystems.

It has become easier for us to imagine a mosquito that is genetically engineered to be sterile, than to learn about which animals in our area are their natural predators. This is probably because it is easier to vote for a politician who might endorse research and implement anti-dengue-fever policies, than to observe and study the behaviour of local wild-life. Most of us don’t have the time and resources for this type of research, but, most importantly, we lack interest or motivation (who knows which came first). We don’t need to look closely, however, to see that government policies and politicians are flawed and misguided, specially with regard to environmentally sustainable practices. An alternative to continuing relying on them could be taking certain things into our own hands, even in the microcosm of our own lives.

Written by Mirna Wabi-Sabi

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