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An Educator’s Wish List In A Changing World

An Educator’s Wish List In A Changing World

Preparing Our Youth For  A Changing World Many things in our world will be changing soon. Our world will become an uncertain and very different place for all life on Earth including our young people, their children, and their grandchildren. Here are four examples of what is predicted by many scientists and sociologists : By the year 2050, the effects of climate change will start redefining how we live. Locally, climate change will cause...

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George Monbiot : Environmental Thought Leader

George Monbiot : Environmental Thought Leader

I am a big fan of eco-journalist George Monbiot .  Many of his essays, (as well as “The Patterning Instinct” by Jeremy Lent ) have influenced and sharpened my world view of Nature and helped me develop the theme of this web site that everything  in Nature, including humans, is interconnected and interdependent. I recently read Monbiot’s book called  ” Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life George Monbiot...

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We Humans Need An Ecological Civilization

We Humans Need An Ecological Civilization

Human beings must respect Nature, follow its ways and protect it   I came across the term “ecological civilization” when I read an article by Jeremy Lent about the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, proposing the idea of an ecological civilization before his congress. He said: “we, as human beings, must respect nature, follow its ways and protect it”.    Jeremy Lent defines an ecological civilization as: “a...

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Why Do I Write These Essays?

Why Do I Write These Essays?

Nothing in Nature exists in isolation. The movement of life’s energy, which originates in the sun, takes place because everything is interconnected and interdependent. Your consciousness of interdependence in Nature means that, every time you engage Nature, you ask yourself how a creature, a plant, yourself,  or a natural object is connected to another and to Nature’s greater scheme of things. With this awareness you are...

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Nature’s Relationships : What Is Life ?

Nature’s Relationships : What Is Life ?

What Is Life ?     If we could surrender to Earth’s intelligence, we would rise up rooted—like trees.” ~ Rainier Maria Rilke   What Is Life ? This is a question with many answers. A dictionary might tell us that life is a distinctive characteristic of a living organism that has he capacity to grow, metabolize, respond to stimuli, adapt, and reproduce. But, defining life requires a greater depth if we are to understand...

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The Serene, The Pristine, and The Sacred

The Serene, The Pristine, and The Sacred

“If you love it enough, anything will talk with you” – George Washington Carver   Nature speaks to us with three voices. Her aesthetic voice  , her spiritual voice , and her logical voice speak to me when I choose to deeply listen.  In this essay, I wish to share with you the notion of Nature’s serene, pristine, and sacred voice and why engaging that voice is so important to humanity.   The Apache Indians...

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