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By Obiora Embry

beyond conserving electricity, recycling, and using "energy‐efficient" products.

We are foolish to think that we will be able to undo the damage before it’s too late for "humanity" to survive without having a clear and holistic plan.  It’s past time for us humans to (re)think how we view the natural environment—including humans (each other) as we come from the Earth and are "walking rocks."  To heal Mother Earth for our continued survival, we must change the way we live our lives, and this means that we need to become responsible for our actions and conscious of the effects our actions have on the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, and the land from which our food grows.

We need to become quantum thinkers that look at our bodies and the Earth as interconnected complex systems that have a positive and negative effect on each other.  This way of thinking is far different from the classical thinking that has taught us that everything is separate, and as a byproduct has given rise to modern‐day specialists for the human body and specialized post K–12 education programs.  By emphasizing the inherent inter–relatedness of the world’s human and natural systems, quantum thought and eco–conscious thinking emphasize our need to assess the Life Cycle Analysis (manufacture/production, distribution, packaging, shelf life, use, and end–of–life) of the products that are being marketed as "green" or eco–friendly.

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