What happens when we see ourselves as separate from or as a part of nature?

What happens when we see ourselves as separate from or as a part of nature?

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What happens when we see ourselves as separate from or as a part of nature?

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We evolved within the community of life, and yet we humans often consider ourselves separate from nature. Are we unique? Is this distinction helpful? How do our ways of thinking of ourselves in relation to other life influence the identities we carry and actions we take? We invite you to share your reflections as we explore the relationship between humans and nature. Read a story, tell your own.


This series is a partnership with students from Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Environmental Sustainability.


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