Jill Hamilton tells the story of a diving trip to Cozumel, Mexico, for a weeklong coral reef biology course.
As an undergraduate senior eager to capitalize on my last few classes, I was drawn into this concept of meditation. Mindfulness took front and center, but it was not in my efforts to tame my wandering mind that I became so cognizant of the present. Rather, it was in my effort to become a “skilled” environmental major that an awareness of the present took hold.
Ecotourism does a lot of good. It helps people create a bond with animals, which might encourage them to help conserve them. But it must be done responsibly.
The Department of Interior opened public comment, perhaps unprepared for the avalanche of responses. When the portal closed on July 10, 1,459,940 people had commented, including me. Make no mistake, this is a lot.