Life in Harmony with Nature
A way of life in harmony with nature forms the central core of naturism, which is characterized by the practice of nudity, with the intention of encouraging body acceptance, self-respect, respect for others and respect for the environment.
Today scientists tell us that global climate changes largely resulting from increasing greenhouse gas emissions are expected to challenge our water supply, agriculture, forestry, energy production, health, and transportation during the coming decades. A global warming report issued in April 2008 by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts a global warming of three degrees centigrade this century, potentially resulting in millions of people short of drinking water, extreme food shortages in Africa, and 20 – 30 percent of species at risk of extinction unless the warming trend is corrected.
Cleaning the air and water, controlling noise, and restoring ravaged landscapes are all pieces of a large mosaic, lengthening lives and improving human well being by reducing the poisons in our air, water, and soil. This is the ideal America we all cherish.
Develope a more “green” and environmentally conscious lifestyle:
Each of us can lessen our impact on the environment and help conserve natural resources by making changes in our daily lives. It all starts with a single step by each of us to build a healthy, prosperous, sustainable environment for a new generation and hope for the planet. We each can help by practicing three simple things:
1. Reduce the amount of the Earth’s resources that we use: Small changes can add up to big differences, and it’s simply a matter of managing your water and energy consumption at home and at work, considering transportation alternatives, by eliminating waste and using only what you need.
2. Reuse – don’t just toss it, could someone else make use of it? Reuse starts with buying reusable items. When something is no longer needed, reuse becomes a simple concept “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Repairing items, donating them to charity and community groups, or selling them reduces waste. Reusing products, when possible, is even better than recycling because the item does not need to be reprocessed before it can be used again.
3. Recycle – Can the materials be made into something new? Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. In addition, it generates a host of environmental, financial, and social benefits. Materials like glass, metal, plastics, and paper are collected, separated and sent to facilities that can process them into new materials or products. Old computers and other electronic items can also be recycled.
Learn more about lessening our impact on the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling at our Nature Friendly Living page.
Exploring Nature & Our Planet:
In March 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park beginning a worldwide national park movement. Today our national parks include a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation. In addition, states and local counties have established parks where people can explore and enjoy these natural areas.
Learn more at our Exploring Nature & Our Planet links page.
On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, an estimated 20 million Americans of all ages and from all walks of life participated in celebrations from coast to coast, raising public awareness about protecting and cleaning the nation’s environment and conserving natural resources. Today Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains America has made including cleaner air, cleaner water, reduction of solid waste, restoration of ravaged landscapes, and the creation of new urban and national parks. Earth Day is also a time to to further our commitment to conservation and protection of the environment, to reduce pollution and to reduce energy consumption.
Learn more at our Earthday links page.
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