Learning from Nature
What is nature? It is the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creation (retrieved February 14th from Google). So, learning from nature means that we attained knowledge by simply observing and/or understanding our surrounding. Which some people usually get inspired to make new ideas.
A lot of people have made new invention to utilize nature’s components as well as possible. Such as using the wind, water, geothermal or geo pressure as a new source of energy. Using castor beans as bio fuel. Even using animal waste as biogas. Some people have also use the sun as their source of electricity. There are a lot of new technology nowadays that allow people to use every piece of nature to complete their needs.
As human beings, we are inseparable with nature, it’s because we’re part of nature and we need them to sustain our life. It has come to the idea that nature gave us a lot of things, so, what did we give to nature as a form of appreciation? Based on my experience I’ve done quite a lot of things to preserve nature. For example, I grow plants on my lawn, recycle organic waste and turn it into fertilizer, throwing garbage based on their kinds, using cotton bags instead of plastic ones, and other things. Without us knowing, we simply do small things that could help preserve nature like reusing scrap papers.
But, as we know, there are good and bad in this world. We cut down trees for our needs. We turn them into furniture and papers. We cut them down so we can make a new land for houses and buildings. Little do we know, we’re also cutting down our water supply. Houses that are built near the cliff or the higher region are prone to erosion. We didn’t just cut trees, we basically dumps all our waste and trash into nature. Factories dump their waste into the open sea or water resource. They produce gas that could harm our ozone and air. We use our own transportation that also produce harmful gas. There are also people who throw away their garbage everywhere. We also use too much electricity, we turn on all the lights even though it’s day, we turn on our televisions all night even though we’re sleeping, we do a lot of things to waste electricity. And last but not least, water. Some people use too much water or throw their trash to rivers.
If we want to keep harvesting the good of nature, we must keep it as stable as we can. We can start by planting trees or plants in our house. Recycle trash or simply reuse them. Use public transportation instead of private one. I hope that people will become more aware of their surroundings and help to preserve them. Also, I hope that as the new generation we could come up with great new ideas and technology to preserve nature and/or utilize their components.