Love (bio)diversity. It could save the world.

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Sep 1, 2012
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That means loving not only our diverse selves and all the cuddlesome creatures, but the slithery-est snakes and slimiest frogs—even the creepiest of spiders.
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It’s time (well, a few yesterdays ago it was time) for a biodiversity love fest. Embrace all that is life.

Biodiversity is a fundamental part of the Earth’s life support system. It supports many basic natural services for humans, such as fresh water, fertile soil and clean air. Biodiversity helps pollinate our flowers and crops, clean up our waste and put food on the table. Without it we would not be able to survive.

~ Natural History Museum

Biodiversity not only has a life sustaining value, but economic value.

Yet we continue to voluntarily deplete it.

Environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev’s compelling commentary…

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


6 Responses to “Love (bio)diversity. It could save the world.”

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  2. Kiki says:

    This came at a good time for me as I tested positive for Lyme Disease. It is better to embrace and move on, then to look at these spirokeets as envaders. We will find a way to live together peacefully and healthfully.

  3. Sorry to hear that you have Lyme Disease, Kiki. Appreciate you taking the time to comment and wish you well. ~ Lynn

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