In support of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration



By Lily Ramos Burrows and Genevieve Balance Kupang

This commemoration of World Environment Day extends beyond June 5. Taking care of our common home is a daily commitment that we must respect. All citizens of the world in various locations in the ecosphere must support and act within the framework of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration. Ecosystem restoration includes fulfilling the dream of seeing our environment healthy and thriving, like these paintings below by Lily Ramos Burrows. He also experiences the magnificence of creation in its natural, pristine beauty as they enchant and invite the soul to rejuvenate and heal.

Free like flirtatious birds and whistling insects
I like to climb the hills and the altitude of the highlands
reach the seventh heaven delighted with happiness
conclude with the beauty of the high mountains

Immerse yourself in the fiery love of the majestic sun
I can see its rays reaching my house by the river below
And watch the pines and lawns dance gracefully
As the wind energizes my rosy cheeks and blows my hair

Then the deep clear water leads me to jump and wade
Take pleasure in the water with my back and my breaststroke,
energizing aquagym and relaxing mental gymnastics
Enjoy swimming in the forest in an ecosystem that does not need to be restored.

Let’s do our part! Stop Environmental Looting (SEP) and Start Ecosystem Restoration (SER).

Colorado Aspen Forest

Squirrel in his cabin

Farm in West Virginia

Sapphire Coast in Australia

Serene Burnham Park

Skagway, Alaska

Tropical paradise in my dream

Rocky Mountain National Park

Black Water Falls, West Virginia

# World Environment Day
# United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration

About the writer:

Geneviève Balance-Kupang. An affiliate of the Silsilah Dialogue Movement and a member of the core team of the Episcopal Commission on Interfaith Dialogue of the CBCP. C-author of a book on world religions and belief systems published by C&E Publishing, Inc., and the Our Nation, Our World series by Sibs Publishing House, Inc. Chairman of Special Interest Groups ( SIG) of the World Curriculum and Instruction Council (WCCI) and administrator of the Asian Social Institute. Researcher, consultant, anthropologist and advisor to individuals and organizations engaged in the promotion of good governance, justice, the integrity of creation, peace, indigenous peoples and processes of societal transformation. With a career in academia and NGOs.

About the painter:

Lilia Ramos Burrows, a Filipina of Igorot origin. Studied nursing in Australia, currently working as a registered nurse in a neurology / orthopedics unit in the United States. A cultural orientation teacher for Indochinese refugees, a volunteer scout and an artist. Her interest in preserving the environment is embedded in her volunteering as a Girl Scout and also a source of inspiration for most of her paintings, which showcase the beauty of nature and its many benefits to humans and all creatures.


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