Book Giveaway: The Third Plate

Coming from ecology and cultural anthropology, it is pretty clear that we have been getting things backwards. Evolution means adap…

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“Has joy any survival value in the operations of evolution? I suspect that it does; I suspect that the morose and fearful are doom…

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We’ll (Only) Protect What We Love…?

Nature. The environment. The outdoors. When there isn’t a catastrophe to remind us of its powers, when we don’t encoun…

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Fiction and the Future(s)

One of those special traits of our species – of us – is that we are a story-telling bunch. We don’t just exist a…

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One Life. A Little Inspiration.

For the approaching end of the year, a good time to reflect and decide how to go on, and go on better and to better – on whi…

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The Trap of The Obvious and Easy

The brain is a miraculous thing. A mass of neurons interacting in such a way as to not just regulate the rest of the body, but als…

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See(k)ing #ecohappy In The View From China

We all share in the basic necessity of keeping the world’s ecological functioning working so that we may live and have chanc…

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Voting with Dollars? Systems Thinking for Change

“Every time you spend money, you cast a vote for the kind of world you want.” “Three times a day, you cast a vot…

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Solution: ON ?

Technology – of the high-tech, high-convenience, high-consumption kind – seems to have taken on the role of savior.. &…

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Get an Overview

Was only just made aware of this video, and in the spirit of sharing ways to learn: OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo. The challenge, of course, is and remains to bring the lessons we might learn from such images and insights (overview) back down to Earth, into our lives…

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The Fear and the Power

What a weekend, with news breaking of attacks on elementary school children in both the USA (another mass shooting) and in China (another knife slashing). Emotions run high, political positions that are already entrenched are being dug in even deeper, nerves are raw, no one feels safe. In the grief and fear, simple answers and […]

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The Ecology of Civilization

It is easy to see a major point where civilization and environment interact: To get the great works of art and architecture, the p…

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