ec·o·sys·tem, n.

 “(In general use) a complex network or interconnected system.” – Google Definition.

“A community of living things and their environment.” – Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words

“A system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with its environment.” – Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary

“An ecological community together with its environment, functioning as a unit.” – American Heritage Dictionary, 5th Edition

“The complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit.” – Merriam-Webster.com

“A system, or a group of interconnected elements, formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment.” – Dictionary.com

“A group of independent but interrelated elements comprisingunified whole.”  – TheFreeDictionary.com

“A system that is formed by a community of organisms interacting with their environment. Both living and nonliving things within a particular area make up the ecosystem.” – Reference.com

“Ecosystem simply means ‘ecological systems’. Ecology is the study of ecosystems. … An ecosystem includes all of the living things in a given area, interacting with each other, and also with their non-living environments.

In an ecosystem, each organism has its’ own niche or role to play!” – ESchoolToday.com

As An Example …

“Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits and services. They are also among the most threatened ecosystems, largely as a result of rapidly increasing growth and development.”  – Wikimedia Commons


Still in its infancy, but growing fast, In Essence Life is a collaborative global ecosystem, a supportive environment intended to bring about sustainable economic, social & spiritual development in communities around the world.

IEL is the birthplace of a movement, an incubation context for innovation, bringing together individuals, organizations, and other entities around a common intention to bring about global systemic prosperity, peace, and goodwill to all of humanity — regardless of any ideological, ethnic, philosophical, or physical differences that may threaten to separate us.

Our ultimate intention is to build capacity to eventually find effective, long-term solutions to the global challenges that create human suffering, and threaten our collective well-being, on all fronts.