Hank gives the run down on the top five ways humans are negatively impacting the environment and having detrimental effects on the valuable ecosystem services which a healthy biosphere provides.
ENVIRONMENTAL ART GALLERY
Exhibition, Special Event, Festival, Education/Workshop, Symposium, Performance, Conference
“To translate knowledge and information into experience: that is the function of literature and art.” - Joseph Campbell
At The BIOS Museum of Green Living we will create an experience to translate information about the needs of our own personal health, and the well being of the planet, through the use of art, literature and various multi media, and technology displays. The Bios Museum will educate and inspire acceptance and understanding of the different ways in which we can live a healthier life while not taxing the resources of our planet. In addition to the Museum’s exhibits, gallery and learning space, the Museum will house: a Children’s Space, a Gift Store, and a school group/classroom facility. There will be a designated gallery featuring environmental art as well as displays throughout the building. The space will be filled with original works of art for sale and appreciation. Art will also be available for display and purchase online through The BIOS Center website.
Mission: Change the world and leave it a better place for future generations.
While this may seem like a lofty goal we firmly believe there is no better goal than to help people live better, healthier lives today while ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy a better standard of living than we did. Learn More at TheBIOSCenter.com
The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof. It is an environment that encompasses the interaction of all living species. The concept of the natural environment can be distinguished by components:
- Complete ecological units that function as natural systems without massive human intervention, including all vegetation, microorganisms, soil, rocks, atmosphere, and natural phenomena that occur within their boundaries.
- Universal natural resources and physical phenomena that lack clear-cut boundaries, such as air, water, and climate, as well as energy, radiation, electric charge, and magnetism, not originating from human activity.
The natural environment is contrasted with the built environment, which comprises the areas and components that are strongly influenced by humans. A geographical area is regarded as a natural environment.
It is difficult to find absolutely natural environments, and it is common that the naturalness varies in a continuum, from ideally 100% natural in one extreme to 0% natural in the other. More precisely, we can consider the different aspects or components of an environment, and see that their degree of naturalness is not uniform. If, for instance, we take an agricultural field, and consider the mineralogic composition and the structure of its soil, we will find that whereas the first is quite similar to that of an undisturbed forest soil, the structure is quite different.