Tag: Sustainability & Conservation

Ten Ways You Can Help an Endangered Species

As a kid, I was obsessed with whales. I saw the movie Free Willy and grew determined to become a whale activist. I learned all kinds of Orca facts, and even harassed my friends and family for using too much water, telling them to save some for the whales (not sure how I came up with that one). When my parents took me to …continue

The Yin and Yang of Lyme Disease and Climate Change

Our usual Western view of the world teaches us separation. Medically, we’re taught to believe that each organ is separate from the others and that the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of our lives are distinct. We’re also encouraged to see ourselves as separate from the people and the world around us. The long history …continue

Vandana Shiva to Headline Ojai’s Earth Day

Dr. Vandana Shiva will headline Ojai’s annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday April 23, to take place at Oak Grove School from 11-4pm. Dr. Shiva will speak at 2:30 p.m. and will be introduced by Rick Ridgeway. There will be a book signing after Dr. Shiva’s appearance. A Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Quantum Theory, …continue

Rebalancing Yin & Yang

What initially drew me to Brendan Kelly’s The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis is its holistic understanding of the environmental crisis and the solution it offers for healing. Using his expertise in Chinese medicine, Brendan diagnosed the planet the same way he diagnoses his patients. His book is about the common ailment he found …continue

Adam Bucko: How Youth Leaders Can Address the Climate Crisis

Last December, the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) held a side event at the COP21 conference in Paris entitled “The Inner Dimensions of Climate Change – Spiritual Perspectives.” The event featured a presentation by Vandana Shiva, and conversations with Acarya Judy Lief, Father Michael Holleran, and Adam Bucko, among many other spiritual leaders and practitioners. In this …continue