Resources: Worldwide websites and blogs

The Bioneers

Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.

Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Bioneers advances the great transformation underway in human civilization by serving as a seed head for game-changing social and scientific vision, knowledge and practices that honor the genius of nature and human ingenuity.

 

The Center for Ecoliteracy

The California-based Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to education for sustainable living, supporting hands-on learning in the natural world and curricular innovation. It provides a theoretical framework as well as practical resources for the school community, including seminars, consulting, books, teaching guides, and other publications support a diverse range of approaches to schooling for sustainability.

The Children and Nature network

The Minnesota-based Children and Nature network (C&NN) was created to encourage and support the people and organisations working nationally and internationally to reconnect children with nature. The network provides a critical link between researchers and individuals, educators and organisations dedicated to children’s health and well-being. See also the Children and Nature ning site and communithy forum (participants need to register).

Deep ecologist and ecotheolgian, Thomas Berry

Essays, books and films by the late Thomas Berry, catholic priest, cultural historian and geologian, who offered that a deep understanding of the history and functioning of the evolving universe is a necessary inspiration and guide for our own effective functioning as individuals and as a species. Also details of the Thomas Berry Foundation which aims to continue his work.

Ecology of Mind – Mind-ing Ecology

This page makes the bridging connections from Ecology (as having to do with nature, the environment etc.) to Psychology (as the attempts to understand our human experiencing). In particular it focuses on the many different but interweaving themes which unite the five writers: Gregory Bateson, Ernst von Glasersfeld, George Kelly, Ronnie Lain, Humberto Maturana. Between them they represent the multiple disciplines of Psychology, Psychotherapy, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Biology, Cybernetics, Anthropology, Mathematics, Social Sciences and more.

The International Ecolinguistics Association

This association, convened by Arran Stibbe, is a network of 500 researchers from around the world who share ideas, opinions and articles about ecolinguistics. Ecolinguistics explores the role of language in the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment.

Nature Language

From Nature Language's website: We love nature, fear it, play in it – but we’re losing it, and we’re losing the language to speak of it.  This website is a place where you can join in a  community by reading stories, sharing a story, and commenting on stories about meaningful interactions with nature.  It’s also a place where you can contribute to research.  If you choose, your story will be used by a research group at the University of Washington interested in the ways people interact with nature. With this project we seek to identify and embrace diverse and deeply meaningful human experiences with nature. Join us in generating a Nature Language!

Official Paul Shepard Website

Paul Shepard was a pioneer of the ecology movement.Theodore Roszak called him “our premier environmental philosopher”. Kirkpatrick Sale said he was “one of the few great ecological thinkers of our [20th] century, and may even belong in that special pantheon where such solons as Lewis Mumford, Rachel Carson, Fritz Schumacher and Jacques Ellul reside”. “Paul Shepard’s work represents one of the most important syntheses available today on the subject of the human condition,” said Morris Berman". “Paul Shepard is the most brilliant and provocative intellect of our time" said Dave Foreman. Garrett Hardin described him as “Poetical as D.H. Lawrence, wide-ranging as Darwin, Paul Shepard illuminates the predicament of modern man”.

Rainforest Information Centre, Australia

This centre was co-founded by the writer, lecturer, activist, bard, song-writer and film-maker John Seed.  The website contains a wealth of information on its campaigns as well as deep ecology, and experiential practices, articles, events and films.

Work that Reconnects

Set up by the eco-philosopher and Buddhist scholar, Joanna Macy, who says: “This website opens doors to the new bodies of thought, time-tested spiritual practices, and pioneering group methods, that I find to be powerful inspirations to understanding and action. I share these resources in service to the revolution of our time: the Great Turning from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization”.

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