According to science, we have entered a new geological era in which man, by altering the balance of the global ecosystem, acts as a real force of nature. This era has been called the Anthropocene, and its characteristics are known to all: pollution, uncontrolled exploitation of resources and alteration of the balances that regulate natural ecosystems.
As in any historical phase undergoing radical changes, even in this era never experienced before, all the more so, where it is man who dominates to the point of altering natural laws, entirely new problems and reflections are emerging, and with them a series of ethical responsibilities involving our societies at all levels.
We are faced with an unprecedented situation in which we have an extraordinary opportunity to affect the environment: for the bad, as we unfortunately know, but also for the good. And this is precisely the positive side of the Anthropocene: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in which each of us, based on our own possibilities, skills and power, can intervene to rethink and improve our relationship with the environment and nature.