For the 21st edition of the Quebec Waste Reduction Week (QWRW), we invite you to observe and discover the Eco sapiens with us. We define the Eco sapiens as a being that coexists with their ecosystem in a wise, smart, reasonable and harmonious way. This is a being of the future. They favour ethical, eco-friendly, fair, sustainable and inclusive products and practices and use their knowledge and intellect for nature and the common good.
We can ask ourselves: “where do these traits that are lacking in modern Homo sapiens come from?” From an evolutionary standpoint, Homo sapiens have difficulty sacrificing luxury for the sake of the common good, whereas Eco sapiens are allocentric and ecocentric. They’re able to partially or completely give up their wants if they harm the needs and survival of others and the environment.
Eco sapiens develop empathy toward all living beings. This allows them to work with others for a common goal: creating a human society in perfect harmony with nature.