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Embracing A Living Earth

Embracing A Living Earth

“I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address these problems. But I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy. To deal with those, we need a spiritual and cultural transformation.  We scientists don’t know how to do that”...

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My Role As An Environmental Educator

My Role As An Environmental Educator

” It is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.” — from Earth Charter Here are some of my recent notes about being an environmental educator. I wish to solicit other environmental educators and stewards of Nature to embrace and evangelize  a worldview to all humans that states: “All life on this earth is...

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Environmental Education Essay List

Environmental Education Essay List

Click on a title to view an essay Environmental Education: Guiding Our Youth Environmental Educators Are Powerful People Notes On Environmental Education Teaching Methods Empowering Stewards of Nature — Lessons From The Web Of Life Our Youth Must Live Nature’s Story Humans and Nature: Three Perceptions of Reality Interbeing – No Man Is An Island A Reunion : Bringing Humans Back To Nature A Compassionate Consciousness...

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Environmental Education: Empowering Our Youth

Environmental Education: Empowering Our Youth

“For people, their story of the human role in the universe is their primary source of intelligibility and value. The deepest crises experienced by any society are those moments of change when the story becomes inadequate for meeting the survival demands of a present situation.” — Thomas Berry – Dream of the Earth As a fellow environmental educator, I believe that the future welfare of my young high school students...

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Nature’s Relationships : Predator and Prey

Nature’s Relationships : Predator and Prey

Our great predators, the wolf, the cougar, the bear, and others teach us about the vital importance of interdependence in Nature. They are top predators because the power of their connecting presence is an evolutionary driver of the diversity of life. Chains of life flourish with the force of predation. The killing of predators by mankind results in broken energy connections that make a big difference in how Nature operates. The...

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What does Climate Change, COVID, and Stewardship Have In Common??

What does Climate Change, COVID, and Stewardship Have In Common??

What does climate change, the COVID-19 epidemic, and the stewardship of Nature have in common?? How are these three phrases, and the ideas that they represent, related? You might be interested in this CNN report As a scientist who regularly explores how Nature operates within a world  where human activity is a dominant influence, I witness both productive and destructive activities by humans. To explore these activities, one must first...

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