Buy Moss, hay, and other plants to decorate the birth increases the damage to the environment. Find out why: Moss is capable of retaining up to 20 times more its weight in water and acts as a water regulator, protects the soil, and is home to species of flora and fauna; (1) MOSS that you buy today (and then he goes to the trash), it will take seven years to grow back!(2) We, the consumers, we are giving our money to keep this predation and also can stop it. What is the problem when buying mosses? The extraction of mosses (Bryophyta sensu stricto) it has a strong impact on terrestrial ecosystems, and affects the water, soils and other plants and animals, generating a decrease in moisture from forests. Its enormous capacity of water retention is due to its absorbent properties. Its importance in Highlands transcends its own dimension, because if they are destroyed, the local hydrological disturbance can be catastrophic.(3) This is due to its ability to modulate the ambient humidity, by absorbing excess water during rain and releasing this water slowly when the air becomes drier during the summer months. They also intercept, absorb and retain the minerals dissolved in the rain waters, allowing the incorporation of these in the ecosystem and decreasing your wash into rivers and seas.(4) Start them for resale as ornaments which then will pull in the trash is something what consumers already do not we can continue helping, as our purchases keep the chain of intermediaries and assassination carried this Moss stores and markets what is celebrated at Christmas? Remember the birth of Jesus Christ, as a moment of hope for humanity. Christmas is a celebration of life, the life of our planet: one of the most beautiful Christian traditions is the confection of births or cribs (population growth), the demands of the environment and the increase in the number of cribs that are made are endangering the natural soil balance, because these musguitos play an irreplaceable role in ecosystems: protect bare soil, cover the rocks, provide optimum conditions of moisture and nutrients so they germinate and develop other seeds, prevent erosion and maintain moisture.
In the past, the use of MOSS in births might be insignificant and without greater environmental impact. Today there are other connotations. Imagination and creativity are a permanent challenge to search for alternating items in the elaboration of our beautiful cribs. -Published on the website of the Archdiocese of Merida on Saturday 17 September 2005. This page uses only some fragments; added emphasis. Alternatives to make a Nativity or Manger can be used other materials such as sand, pebbles, sawdust, painted sawdust, paper, cardboard, fabric, jute and all those materials that indicate your imagination. You can take to live with your children, doing a Nativity or Manger with recycled material.
Remember: all plants, from the smallest to the largest are important for the balance of the life of our cloud forests and moorland. When we destroy the MOSS not only destroy them to them but that we are destroying an ecosystem. Protects Moss, hay (beard of palo) and tree ferns (tree fern trunks). Do not remove them. Not those bandages. Do not buy them. Notes: (1) newspaper time, Colombia: (2) project protecting musguito, Venezuela: (3) News front, Colombia: (4) mosses in Chile: illustration: Arq. Sandro Bellosta graphic design: Francis Lau Barquisimeto 2008 (with slight modifications of Vinculando.org) for more information see the article originally published in by linking sustainable magazine.