Ten ways to care for biodiversity

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The Faith and Ecology Network (FEN) is an interfaith network of people connecting faith with ecological awareness and care. Since 2020 FEN has had a focus on the WONDER OF BIODIVERSITY.  In the context of biodiversity collapse, the current United Nations work on a post 2020 global biodiversity framework, and the call of our First Nations to Heal Country, FEN calls on faith groups to better care for our biodiversity. Our various faith traditions and the sciences do have something in common: We listen and learn from each other; We share a sense of WONDER at the natural world. The following Ten Ways are a guide to help your faith group engage in activities that encourage care for our common home, as we get ‘back to nature’. The process involves first listening and learning, then reflecting, followed by acting. It continues in a constant learning, reflecting and acting cycle.  


10 ways to care for biodiversity


1. Listen to and Learn Wisdom from the Elders
2. Grow in your sense of Place
3. Learn from the ecological Sciences
4. Collaborate with learn from local groups
5. Become eco-citizens
6. Bring nature into worship/gatherings
7. Develop and use green calendars
8. Be an active voice
9. Grow in the wonder of nature
10. Share successes

 

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