Category: Ecology & Sustainability

Toward Sustainable, Biodiverse, and Decentralized Bioenergy Alternatives

Excerpt from Soil Not Oil by Vandana Shiva   Toward Sustainable, Biodiverse, and Decentralized Bioenergy Alternatives for India Diverting land and food to produce industrial biofuel undermines the land and food sovereignty of the poor, generating social conflicts and threatening the fragile fabric of democracy. Ethanol production has already contributed to an increase in food …continue

The Belief in Continuous Growh

Excerpt from The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis by Brendan Kelly   The Belief in Continuous Growth As has been discussed by many authors, the ecological effects of an economy based on growth are far-reaching. Despite what advertisements and manufacturers might imply, the things that we buy do not simply materialize out of thin …continue

Watch the Book Trailer for Ocean Country

  ABOUT THE BOOK Ocean Country is an adventure story, a call to action, and a poetic meditation on the state of the seas. But most importantly it is the story of finding true hope in the midst of one of the greatest crises to face humankind, the rapidly degrading state of our environment. After …continue

From Her Body Sprang the Greatest Wealth, Part 2

Guest Post by Thanissara While our climate crisis is catalyzing a social, economic, and energy revolution, we will only repeat old paradigms of exploitation unless we understand that our crisis is rooted in a dualistic consciousness. The consciousness that is wedded to “subject” in relationship to “object,” while fundamental to our everyday experience, veils the truth of our …continue

Healing Climate Change Holistically

Excerpt from The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis by Brendan Kelly   Healing Personal, Cultural, and Ecological Imbalance with Chinese Medicine Virtually everything we hear about climate change is from our usual, Western perspective. Most of the discussion about the crisis of global warming focuses on external issues: calls to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, …continue

“Grieving for the Earth” from The Wild Edge of Sorrow

by Francis Weller, MFT   In his upcoming book, The Wild Edge of Sorrow, author and therapist Francis Weller shows readers how, through the art of grieving and feeling authentically, we can become soul activists. His book covers many different kinds of grief: the grief we feel when a loved one passes, when a part …continue