David Rothschild: The Adventure Continues…
We did a post before on David Rothschild before his Plastiki Adventure and I was really impressed by his willingness to take on such an adventure at such a young age, (31 years old ) as well as by his environmental consciousness, particularly given his background. He is an heir to the world’s biggest banking dynasty but has chosen to follow his passion for the environment and has directed his activities towards environmental preservation and education.
I just came across a recent article about him in The Economic Times of India announcing him as the recipient of the Gyalwang Drukpa Award in Leh, India in recognition for his vision, inspiration and leadership in tackling humanity’s greatest challenges.
It’s an excellent and inspiring article and I highly recommend it. In it, the British adventurer talks about our failure to promote the environment and make it interesting and inclusive. I have to agree with that, the planet is in need of a good rebranding strategy, one that allows us to recognize its importance and our dependence on it so that we can not only survive but thrive along with it.
He also talks about his interest in natural medicine and the importance of our connection to the earth and relates the interesting fact that 72% of our bodies are made up of water while 70% of our planet is made up of water. Coincidence??? With his interest in design, I wonder if he’s aware of the studies on grounding (http://www.earthinginstitute.net/index.php/research) and all of the health benefits we’ve been missing out on by cutting of our skin’s direct contact with the earth? Hmmm…. Either way, he’s definitely headed in the right direction!