Category Archives: Nature & the Environment

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff: Indigenous Elder Wisdom for Modern Times

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff was born and raised with a traditional upbringing on the Pribilof Islands of the Bering Sea. His traditional name, Kuuyux, was given to him when he was four and means extension of ancient knowledge into modern times. … Continue reading

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This Moment in Time by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Spiritual teachings tell us that time is an illusion and only the moment is real. And yet there are moments in our individual and collective destiny that offer a unique opportunity, a possibility for real change. What is this moment … Continue reading

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Occupy Love

Occupy Wall St – The Revolution Is Love with Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics: Watch Video>>

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Book: Only the Sacred: Transforming Education in the Twenty-first Century edited by Peggy Whalen-Levitt

In this remarkable collection of articles originally published in “Chrysalis,” a publication of the Center for Education, Imagination and the Natural World, we journey with twenty-three educators through an exploration of fundamental questions of our time, a path of inner … Continue reading

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Book: Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence edited by Peter Burdon

Profound and timely essays by Liz Hosken, Cormac Cullinan, and many others. Read an abstract, including the Dedication to Thomas Berry by Jules Cashford here>>

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Anne Baring: A Website for the Recognition of the Soul

Anne Baring’s website is devoted to the affirmation of a new vision of reality and to the exploration of the deeper issues facing us at this crucial time of choice. It is well worth exploring her many essays, interviews and … Continue reading

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Book: Becoming Native To This Place by Wes Jackson

Wes Jackson lays the foundation for a new farming economy grounded in nature’s principles and nurtured in small towns and rural communities. more info>>

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Engineering Bridges That Are Alive

In the northeast of India, the roots of fig trees have been trained for centuries to stop erosion from the flash floods of the Monsoon season and build living bridges that can survive any deluge: Watch video>>

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Life Study: How nature nurtures students at an inner-city high school

by Marilyn Berlin Snell

At 16—too young to be so mean—Ashley frequently let her claws fly in class. Scowls appeared at random, over slights no one could recall delivering. Her general disposition often kept the desks around hers vacant while the rest filled with students.

It was January of her junior year at Balboa High School in San Francisco, and the principal had just taken Ashley out of the communication-arts program that would have united her and two disruptive friends in the same classroom until graduation. Only 13 percent of Balboa’s junior class that year scored at or above the national average on the standardized reading and math tests—results that the San Francisco Unified School District called “nothing less than a crisis.” Continue reading

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Creating New Pathways

by Ginny McGinn, Executive Director, Center for Whole Communities

One of the things that drew me to Center for Whole Communities almost two years ago was the organization’s mission to support individuals working for social and environmental change. My work with Bioneers, a nonprofit organization working to share inspiring stories of sustainability and social change, had changed me. I learned first-hand that there were elegant sustainable solutions for many of our social and environmental problems, and that social and environmental issues were interconnected. I also saw that what was often lacking in the effort to create real change on the ground was the ability for inspired leaders to enact change within their organizations – and ultimately help to change the communities they served. Continue reading

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