Portrait of Shuar Indian in Ecuador’s Amazon, where gross violations of human and environmental rights have been committed by oil companies. Photo: hartman via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA).

Portrait of Shuar Indian in Ecuador’s Amazon, where gross violations of human and environmental rights have been committed by oil companies. Photo: hartman via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA).

Our tagline: Because None Survive Alone is the essence of Cooperative Ecology and our mission. The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization will be setting our goals for 2016 and sharing these with all of you.  As part of your bringing in of the New Year, we ask that you consider this:

The moment life forms, including man, fall away from the concept of mutual cooperation with all other life forms and the material world, their capability to survive diminishes and they become less effective.  

How does this apply to you and what does it really mean?

First some definitions:

Cooperative: To cooperate or to be cooperative means to operate together: co- (together) plus operate. It means to work as a team. Example: If you were playing baseball and the pitcher walked off the field, the chances of your team winning the game would be very low. Operate means “to function”; for instance, if traffic lights were not operating and doing what they were supposed to be doing, cars would crash or traffic would be chaotic! When people operate things, they control the function of them, such as a machine, activity, or system. If a mother isn’t cooperating with her child when he is learning how to walk or ride a bike, the child gets hurt in some way.

Ecology or Eco: Ecology means how living things operate and function together. It is a science (study of how things work) that looks at the systems of life. For example, if fish need water and plants to survive and grow in numbers, poison getting into the water or loss of plants in their environment (where they live and protect their young) may cause the whole group to die. If you understand ecology, you will understand how living things work together as a household, helping each other in an interdependent way to live in a happy and healthy condition.

Think about this: what would your life be like if your house were washed away every time there was a rainstorm? Or, how would you survive if grocery stores ran out of food? What would you and your family do to get food? What if the water supply to your town or home were to disappear? You and your family would figure out how to solve the problems, or you would die.

Adopt Cooperative Action with Nature as one of your 2016 goals by signing up as a Co-Eco Earth Ambassador 

Because None Survive Alone!  

Just write us an email at: info@theearthorganization.org with a subject line:

I am a new Co-Eco Earth Ambassador!  

 

Co-Eco Snippet #2: Here is an excellent report that demonstrates the necessity for Cooperative Ecology thinking and action! Fighting for Our Shared Future 

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature sets a good example of cooperative action.  See their Co-Eco Education information at: http://therightsofnature.org

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