In Conservation Internationalâ€™s â€œNature is speakingâ€ videos, the pervading message is â€œthe only way to save ourselves is to listen to nature.â€ The environmental organization uses famous actorsâ€™ and actressesâ€™ voices with beautiful video footage of nature in widely popular video campaigns to promote their important manifesto:
"Human beings are part of nature. Nature is not dependent on human beings to exist. Human beings, on the other hand, are totally dependent on nature to exist."
"Nature doesn't need people. People need nature," is the message displayed at the end of every Conservation International video. â€œIf they donâ€™t figure out that they are a part of nature, instead of just using nature, they wonâ€™t be around,â€ cautions actor Robert Redford to humans, speaking as a redwood tree in one video.
";One way or another, every living thing here needs me," advises actor Harrison Ford in the organizationâ€™s video about the ocean. â€œIf nature isnâ€™t kept healthy, humans wonâ€™t survive. Simple as that."
There is a lighthearted video on beautiful flowers and their key role in nature, and a foreshadowing of doom about water and the power of the oceans. There is a video about the crucial importance of coral reef on the planet, and a dramatic chilling message about destroying the soil. The rainforest is most importantly our source for air, and Julia Roberts as Mother Nature tells us that she does not need us, but rather we need her.
Roberts "narrative sums up the significance:" Some call me nature. Others call me "Mother Nature." I've been here for over 4.5 billion years " 22,500 times longer than you. I don't really need people, but people need me " when I thrive, you thrive. When I falter, you falter, or worse."
You can be an advocate for nature and see the ocean, coral reef, rivers, rainforest, soil, flowers and Mother Natureâ€™s beauty at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica. The extraordinary Costa Rica eco-lodge is located on a 165-acre private preserve on the Golfo Dulce ("Sweet Gulf") in southern Costa Rica. The sustainably-designed property borders the Piedras Blancas National Park and the Osa Peninsula.
Costa Rica is named the third best Green Country in the World, according to the 2014 Global Green Economy Indexâ„¢ (GGEI). Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge has received the highest rating in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program (CST) by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). Article by Shannon Farley