Hello, my name is David Yim and I attend Sentinel Secondary School in West Vancouver, BC. I enjoy learning about anything related to biology, so I thought that this could be a great opportunity for me to learn many different things about biodiversity and broaden my view. I came across this project in my Biology class, and because I am constantly learning that the biodiversity in our world is constantly decreasing due to human activities, I decided to participate in this project.
I think that biodiversity is key to maintain a healthy ecosystem. I find that ecosystems with greater biodiversity will have better production, resistance to diseases, nutrient cycles and many more. Like this, the level of biodiversity the ecosystem has could represent how thriving the ecosystem is.
I think the biggest obstacle to me is that I often don’t pursue the change in long terms. First I am passionate about making the changes, but after some period of time passes, I become less passionate about the subject and I can’t sustain the same level of passion in the beginning.
I think our personal history has a huge affect on how we view sustainability and the environment. Early education on these topics will lead to a development of a perspective at young age, and that perspective will last a long time. If they were taught the importance of sustainability and the environment at young age, that will affect their overall perspective greatly.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge that I live and learn on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.