RU Schaumburg senior bio major Sylwia Kmiec blogs about her work in SUST 350 Service & Sustainability this semester.
by Sylwia Kmiec for SUST 350
Part of creating a sustainable and resilient environment is to improve and protect the quality of this place we call home, through the elimination of all the harm humans cause. This idea is explored in an interesting experiment conducted by a woman named Jane Poynter. This experiment involved the containment of a number of individuals in biospheres, where only nature was present as a resource to sustain life. These humans were essentially forced to interact with the natural resources within the biosphere enclosure in order to survive.
In her presentation on biospheres, Poynter suggests that we are all part of the same biosphere in which everyone has a designated role to play on earth. Each human being is like a piece of a puzzle. Our job as inhabitants of the earth is to discover what that role is and carry out our duties accordingly.
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