Nothing is ever missing – it just changes in form.. greater in consciousness, less in number.

So although the environmentalists will argue that the world is in an environmental tailspin, that quote, nothing is missing, a universal constant, proves them to be a bit off track. So, we might be killing off jungles, and forests, and some specie, but nature does that, not us. It’s called evolution and, like it or not, resist it or not, it happens. Getting over it isn’t always easy.

The idea of urban acupuncture is evolutionary. I mean, why would someone suggest that an amazon rain forest is a better way to deal with city pollution than the addition of gardens, parks, pot plants and root top farms? It’s logical, We need the photosynthesis at the source of the problems. Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide need green stuff to absorb and spit out the oxygen we need for life. Why not put those systems more in cities than in remote national parks. Plankton has also been nominated as a key player in the whole recycling system. This article is an exceptional insight into the possibilities of urban green. They have called it, cleverly, Urban Accupuncture.

Original Article link here

http://www.terrapinbrightgreen.com/blog/2015/10/biophilic-urban-acupuncture-biophilia-in-urban-places/

As our cities expand and densify simultaneously, there is a need to design places to connect people to nature. If we are not careful, our commute and daily experience within the city will be nothing more than glass, steel, and concrete.  This post articulates the need for biophilic interventions in urban places, offers good examples found in NYC, and suggests easy solutions you can take now to help.

Our access to wild places and “nature” is shrinking and so is our will to get to those places. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 80% of Americans took at least a weeklong vacation in 1977. Compare that to less than 60% of Americans taking a weeklong vacation in 2014.  Additionally, trips to our National Park system has also been in decline. The Journal of Leisure Research published a report in 2014 that shows per capita visitation to our National Park system has declined 19% since 1997.  If we are trending towards getting “out into nature” less, we need to actively design our cities to bring nature in. As we continue to select urban places to live, the impetus to embed nature, and specifically urban biophilic acupuncture, is paramount.

Biophilia is humankind’s innate biological connection with nature. It helps explain why crackling fire and crashing waves captivate us; why a garden view can enhance our creativity; why shadows and height instill fascination and fear; and why animal companionship and strolling through a park have restorative, healing effects.

http://www.terrapinbrightgreen.com/blog/2015/10/biophilic-urban-acupuncture-biophilia-in-urban-places/

About the Author Chris Walker

Uniquely Australian, highly intuitive and inspired, Chris Walker is on the forefront of radical personal development and change that inspires people to find purpose and to live in harmony with the Laws of Nature. His methods are dynamic, and direct. His work is gifted, heart-opening and inspirational. The process Chris embraces can be confrontational, but if you are prepared to “step out” the personal power that this knowledge gives you is without doubt life changing and truly inspiring. Chris’s purpose is to open hearts and to stop the hurt. His work comes from his heart and is a truly magnificent gift for anyone ready to receive it. Chris shows people how to bring spirit into their life and keep it there. His sensitivity and empathy to others is his gift. The most powerful thing that we can do with our lives is to be on purpose, and live with the knowledge of spirit. Chris helps you discover this, that which is already yours, and through his work, you will find the courage and love to honour your-self and follow your heart. Chris brings his work to individuals and businesses. He believes for business success, you first need to create personal success, and this happens when your business and the people within it are on purpose. Chris Walker is an author, a speaker and a truly inspirational individual who has been fortunate enough in this life to find and live his truth.
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