The theme for World Environment Day 2017 is Connecting people to nature, for which the host country this year is Canada. This is no coincidence, since the North American country has an unrivaled natural heritage, which, the length and breadth of its territory, is in harmony with human settlements, and cities, that have known how to respect the environment while continuing to progress and innovate.
As the United Nations itself explains, “billions of rural people around the world spend every working day connected to nature” and they know that their lives and work depend directly on the natural environment continuing to provide water and fertile soil. These people are among the first to suffer when ecosystems are altered, whether through climate change, pollution or over-exploitation of resources, the international organization points out.
In harmony with nature
The UN calls on all the planet’s inhabitants to reflect upon their connection to the natural environment and appreciate how much we depend on nature and treat it. It challenges us “to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship”.
Responding to this challenge, this video fits in perfect harmony with nature to demonstrate that innovation is not at odds with sustainability and that both are notes that make up the same melody.
Find out how the World Environment Day project was made, Connecting People to Nature, here.