Every day you are exposed to an ecosystem of some kind. It is all around us and encompasses everything we touch. Many folks do not understand the impact humanity has on the Earth’s ecosystems. A delicate natural balance in the ecosystems requires diligence and education if the equilibrium is to be maintained. Unfortunately, far too many people do not appreciate the impact they have on nature’s subtle ecosystem or even the bionetwork in which they live.
If you have a lake or pond near your home, you may visit often to observe the animals and plants living there. In addition, while this may seem like a natural ecosystem, the body of water may very well be man-made. There are also a number of places you can go, such as a natural science museum in your area or aquarium that will teach you more about the way animals live, but these creatures are not in their original habitat.
With the cost of electrical power and gas prices reaching astronomical levels these days, alternative forms of power are becoming a more appealing option. There is solar power, hydroelectric power and even wind power with another possibility being biomass energy. The great thing about biomass fuels is that they are renewable.
Conscientious ecosystem management is vital to the survival of the earth’s environment. Marine life, deserts, rain forests, oceans, and coral reefs all rely on the management of ecosystems to maintain their survival. Plants, insect, animals and bacteria all play a role in a principle called the circle of life. If just one of these becomes extinct, then the earth’s life-support system becomes compromised.
Earth Hour 2009 takes place, starting at 8.30 local time, on Saturday 28 March 2009. It will start at 8.30 pm in New Zealand and work it’s around the world, much the same as New Years Eve does.