Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Power of Nature

"We can make a difference by simple gestures of concern for nature and supporting various environmental causes. Our nature is a great source of power, so we have to care for it and what it has to offer. It is also for the benefit of the future generation to experience the beauty of our nature and its wonders."

Nature has caused a lot of damage and destruction in various ways. These include natural or man-made calamities such as typhoons, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, landslides, etc. This causes severe damage that we are not in control of; the so-called "force majeure" literally means "greater force, " an unforeseen event beyond human control. Sometimes these destructive forces of nature damage properties and cause people to lose valuable possessions and even loved ones.

Every year, many countries suffer from different natural calamities and worst catastrophes that affect the lives of millions of people. Here in the Philippines, we are known to be one of the world's most calamity-prone countries, which is true. Filipinos have been the victim of these greater forces of nature, and the situation worsens yearly.


Recently, scientists have made an in-depth study of global warming in relation to climate change. The analysis is critical so we will know the extent of damage to earth mankind has caused. A great debate is going on regarding this topic as it draws massive global environmental concerns, especially the environmentalist.


We have an outstanding obligation to our environment. We all can preserve and protect our nature, and most people have done their part and will continue to do so as part of their environmental contribution and legacy. 

However, some people have been careless and greedy and have the power to destroy nature. Some people simply underestimate nature's ability to gain financial control. Illegal logging and mining are destructive environmental activities still being practiced today. If only they knew of such activities' adverse effects, they might have saved many lives.


A visionary man named Bernard Weber started an organization that aims to promote environmental preservation and protection. He is the founder and President of the "New7Wonders of Nature". The objective of the said organization is to identify and promote natural wonders that stand out and could be world-class tourist destinations. The founder wants us to realize nature's importance and appreciate its wonders and beauty.

The power of Social Media has been utilized for this global campaign to choose the next 7 wonders of nature among hundreds of participant countries who joined. People can participate in this campaign by voting online through the organization's website.  You will have to choose the top 7 natural wonders of choice to be able to vote and will receive a confirmation email to let you know that your vote has been counted.


Luckily, through people's support, our underground river has been chosen and included in the top 28 finalists and the top 10. The big announcement of the "New7Wonders" will be on 11th November 2011 or 11-11-11. I am fortunate to have been part of this campaign by online voting and encouraging others to do the same to show their support. Indeed, it was an overwhelming response from them, and they have shown active participation by sharing the information with their friends.

I have ordered a personalized certificate from the "New7Wonders" website, which shows my top choice, the Puerto Princesa Underground River. This serves as my remembrance for joining this global environmental awareness, protection, and tourism campaign. This is a historical event, and I am grateful to have participated in and supported this campaign.

I am hopeful that our candidate will be on the official list of the "New7Wonders of Nature" and that we will continue to have environmental awareness in protecting and preserving the wonders of nature. 

We can make a difference through simple gestures of concern for nature and supporting various environmental causes. Our nature is an excellent power source, so we must care for it and what it offers. It is also for the benefit of the future generation to experience the beauty of nature and its wonders.

© 2011 Del Cusay