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Fear of a Living Planet

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Does the concept of a living planet uplift and inspire you, or is it a disturbing example of woo-woo nonsense […]

Caring for a World with a Soul

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Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth Edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center, July 1, 2013 There […]

Yellowstone Park: The Power of Common Ownership

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Yellowstone is a powerful reminder and example of the need we have as human beings to do things together, to share the bounty and beauty of nature together, and to both appreciate the beauty and the wonder of the natural world, and to therefore bind ourselves to rules and regulations that safeguard such beauty and splendor.

Freeing the Human-Animal Relationship

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Let us include one further notion in the term ‘Commons’: that of the human-animal inter-relation, an ancient relationship evolved over epochs, to which no particular corporation can claim ownership. The human-animal relationship, like many of the other Commons, such as the public ownership of water, electricity and roads, is being violated by two factors: the profit motive and the dark side of human nature.

Taking Root: An Unbroken Intimacy with Life

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How do we cooperate with life’s gradual shaping of the human mind—its painstaking work of drawing us towards the light of greater wisdom?

Finding Sustainability in Ecosystem Restoration

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A Breakthough of Worldwide Importance In 1995, as the Chinese government and people were beginning an ambitious effort to restore […]

Praying for the Earth

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We are living in a time of ecological devastation, in which our materialistic culture has had a catastrophic effect on […]

The Universe Story and Planetary Civilization

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As we see our present interconnected global challenges of widespread environmental degradation, climate change, crippling poverty, social inequities, and unrestrained militarism, we know that the obstacles to the flourishing of life's ecosystems and to genuine sustainable development are considerable.

Protecting Natural Ecosystems and the Commons

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Maude Barlow gave this stirring plenary speech, full of hope even in the face of ecological disasters, to the Environmental Grantmakers Association annual retreat in Pacific Grove, California. Barlow, a former UN Senior Water Advisor, is National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and founder of the Blue Planet Project.