Dear Deep Ecology People, 2nd June 2003

Here's your June edition of Deep Ecology News. If you're new to this email, then point one includes information about what it is. Please do pass it on to anyone else you think might be interested in it. If you don't want to receive it anymore, just send me an email with REMOVE in the subject header. If you've been forwarded this email by someone else and would like to subscribe, then please send me an email with the world SUBSCRIBE in the subject header (and anything else you'd like to say too!)

I’m grateful to Mary-Jayne Rust for producing the Deep Ecology information resource at the end of this newsletter.

Copy date for next edition is September 1st, so please let me know about any events or other information worth including.

With you in this great Gaian adventure!

Chris Johnstone
For the UK Experiential Deep Ecology Network (UK EDEN).

(1.) About this email newsletter.
Deep Ecology News comes out every three months, with the aim of keeping people in touch with what's happening with Deep Ecology workshops and related activities in the UK. It also includes information resources relevant to the cultural shift towards sustainability. This is a short newsy email circular, with the idea being that if it is easy to produce then it is more likely to happen regularly and on time.

So what are Deep Ecology workshops?
Deep Ecology is the idea and experience of being part of our world rather than separate and apart from it.
Deep Ecology workshops aim to deepen this feeling of connection with our world, and strengthen our ability to make empowered responses to the current global crisis we’re facing. (If you find yourself asking “What crisis?” then I’d recommend that you read this book - “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” by Thom Hartmann. I think this is one of the most important books out at the moment.) So this newsletter aims to keep you informed about any workshops, events or resources in the UK that might help with any of the following

- deepening our sense of connection with our world
- increasing the feeling that we can constructively respond to our world situation
- promoting a cultural shift known as “the Great Turning”, which moves us towards sustainability.

If you know about any workshops, events, projects or resources in the UK that fit with the above, please send me an email with the details. This newsletter comes out in early March, June, September and December, with the copy date being the first day of these months. I’d also be grateful to receive your favourite inspiring quotes, pieces of information and brief book reviews.

If you’d like to know more about Deep Ecology workshops, I've a brief article called "What is Deep Ecology?" viewable at the Green Fuse web site at:
I can also send you this as an email text file (email me at
(2.) Dragon Camp - The Council of All Beings - 12, 13 and 14 September 2003

This three day experiential camp is based on the Deep Ecology 'Council Of All Beings' workshop.
It will be held at a seven-acre permaculture smallholding near Shropshire with lots of wildlife. The cost for the event including food and camping, is expected to be around £35 - £40

The aim of the camp is to strengthen our connection with the more-than-human world and allow nature and animal spirits to dialogue with us. We will use shamanic techniques to deepen the experience and enhance our connection with the more-than-human world and ourselves. The camp is intensive and participants will be expected to be involved in all aspects of the camp; sharing our work and joining every session is essential to the process we will create.

Experienced practitioners will lead the workshop, and we will build a space of safety and growth, but participants are expected to have basic experience in energy work and shamanic techniques.

Dragon is running a London workshop on 23rd August for those who would like to gain this experience.

The camp is limited to 35 people so advance booking is essential. Because of the intensive nature of the camp, we can only accommodate children if we can arrange joint childcare with parents beforehand.

Full details will posted on the Dragon Website: <>
Alternatively send a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
Dragon Camp, c/o 23b Pepys Road, London SE14 5 SA
Or e-mail:
(3.) The Psychology of Personal Power – Friday 5th September 8pm - Sunday 7th September 4pm
Residential weekend workshop, looking at how you find your power to make changes in your life and the world, what the blocks are and how you find ways through them. This is a practical, experiential training. offering tools and processes to clarify focus, deepen determination and mobilise energy. Beautiful coastal location,
with Pat Fleming (co-author of the Deep Ecology classic Thinking like a Mountain) and Chris Johnstone (author of The Lens of Deep Ecology) At CAER, nr Penzance, Cornwall
Cost £190/170 concs, £170/£150 if paid by Aug 1st. Includes food and accommodation.
For info and booking, phone Pat 01364 631233, email
Also see web page at

Chris will also be running a course on The Psychology of Personal Power on June 7th and 21st 2003 (9.30am-4.30pm each day) at Bristol University’s Public Programmes Office, 8-10, Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8.
Cost £40 (£30 concs). To book tel 0117 9287165. For info phone Chris on 0117 9441078 or email at
(4.) One way of deepening connection with nature is to spend time in it. Pat Fleming lives in a beautiful part of Devon close to the River Dart. She asked me to put in this ad.
"Escape to Dartmoor - Rooms to rent by the week in beautiful quiet house in
the woods on southern Dartmoor. Self-catering or B&B. Big private garden
and great walks. Totnes half an hour away. Can collect you from train
station. Call Pat on 01364 631233"
(5.) News Flash - Business at the international headquarters of the world's most powerful company ground to a halt on May 27th 2003 as the Greenpeace Global Warming Crimes Unit converged on ExxonMobil's compound in Irving, Texas.

ExxonMobil stands accused of running a 10-year campaign of sabotage against international efforts to solve global warming. The company has used its influence and money to block agreements that would reduce global warming pollution. Recent figures show the company gives millions of dollars to ultra-conservative groups that aggressively lobby against action to protect our climate and direct President Bush's extreme energy policies. To find out more,
visit the Greenpeace Cyberactivist Community at:
(6.) Events listings from The Wilderness Trust - contact Jo Roberts

14th June: There are still a few places left on the Wild Wales walk with Rob
Collister. The cost is £89 and will include a weekend of walking in some of
Wales' wildest areas with Rob, who is an expert mountaineer and understands
the history and ecology of the mountains second to none. Please contact the
Wilderness Trust office on 01245 221565 if you are keen to join the group.

19th June: Fireside Chat with Mark Evens on his year in Svalbard, in the
Norwegian Arctic Circle. Please make a note in your diary to hear more about
this incredible expedition. This is a taster of his talk:

'Many of you will be aware of the value and impact of spending several days
in the wilderness. Imagine spending an entire year living in a tent in the
Arctic wilds, including four months without seeing the sun. I spent an
Arctic Year on the remote island of Svalbard, leading an expedition that
saw, against the advice of several polar 'experts', 34 young people from all
over UK join him for 4 month periods.' Mark Evans.

Contact the WT on 01245 221565 for details. Cost including light supper and
drinks, £12 non-members, £10 members. The talk will be held in the Essex
Church, Notting Hill gate. Email us for details and to book your place.
(7.) Free Ecotherapy Email Newsletter
The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ECOTHERAPY produce a free email newsletter containing news and information about ecopsychology and ecotherapy. To subscribe, email
In the June edition, they provide details of an online distance learning Master of Arts Degree in Transpersonal Psychology with Ecopsychology available from Naropa University in Boulder Colorado.
If you’d like information about this too, email or websites at and
Also, the UK eco-psychology network produces an email newsletter, the latest edition of which has just come out.
If you’d like to subscribe email
(8.) Here’s information about another useful free email newsletter
The MoveOn Bulletin is a free email bulletin providing information, resources, news, and action ideas on important political issues. The full text of the MoveOn Bulletin is online at moveonbulletin/ <> ; you can subscribe to it at that address. The MoveOn Bulletin is a project of is an issue-oriented, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that gives people a voice in shaping the laws that affect their lives. engages people in the civic process, using the Internet to democratically determine a non-partisan agenda, raising public awareness of pressing issues, and coordinating grassroots advocacy campaigns to encourage sound public policies.
(9.) advance warning - June 2004 - Forthcoming event!
National Ecopsychology Gathering at Laurieston Hall People Centre ( Dumfrieshire) during the week of the Summer Solstice from 19th to 26th of June 2004.
Please write this date in your diaries. More information will be available later in the year. If you want more information when available or if you have time and energy to be part of our steering group, please contact:
Helene Fletcher, e-mail: or tel: 0113 216 8579
(10.) Deep Ecology Information Resource List
I’m very grateful to Mary Jayne Rust, who compiled the following information resource as part of a piece of research she is doing for the Gaia Foundation (thanks to them too). I’ve also added a few things too. It is a feast of contacts, information and web-hopping / book reading recommendations. However, this resource list is still in its development phase. If looking through it you feel that any important sources, contacts, webpages, organisations etc are missing, please email me at or Mary Jayne Rust at
There are some things that we will only know about if you tell us!

This section has several sub-sections:
1) Organisations and Websites (By country)
2) Courses
3) Projects/initiatives
4 ) Key resources: books, journals, web resources etc.
5.) other info/quotes.

1) Organisations and Websites.

Each website listed below is packed with resources, too many to list individually.


Rainforest Information Centre, Australia.
We are a non-profit, volunteer organisation dedicated to the protection of the Earth's remaining rainforests and the indigenous people who depend on them.
The Rainforest Information Centre (RIC) was born out of the successful struggle to save the sub-tropical rainforests of New South Wales, Australia in the early 1980s. Since then we have been involved in campaigns and projects which protect rainforests and at the same time recognise the legitimate development aspirations of rainforest peoples .
Our activities include: Projects in Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, and India; Deep ecology workshops and the dissemination of information on deep ecology; Campaigns on gold mining and globalization; International rainforest roadshows


The Ecoself Project. (Scotland, UK, and links with NZ)

This site offers practical educational courses and resources to promote sustainable living and social responsibility through the ideas of the Deep Ecology Movement.
Courses are outdoor-based and use experiential and adventure learning techniques to offer profound and powerful learning experiences.
Our education programme is run by Footprint Education. (See below) Courses are based at a variety of host organisations - all recognised as leaders in the field of personal growth and leadership - or they can be custom designed for groups wanting to arrange their own venue.

Footprint Education. (Scotland, UK)
Robbie Nicol, Samantha Graham, David Key, (who have come into this field through outdoor education and community education).
A training and education consultancy based in the Highlands of Scotland
‘We use outdoor experiences, group work and informal theory sessions to engage our clients in a learning journey based on one simple principle - that to move towards social responsibility and ecological sustainability, human systems need to function more like the ecosystems of which we are a part’.

Green Fuse Website. (London, UK)
by Adrian Harris
Webpages on:
· Clear brief descriptions of: Deep Ecology, What is Deep Ecology?, Critique of deep ecology; Social Ecology , Critique of social ecology; Eco-Feminism, Critique of ecofeminism; Spirituality and ecology.
· Virtual Discussion Lists:
General discussion on ‘green philosophy’ at Yahoo Groups.
Deep Ecology at Yahoo Groups. Social Ecology at Yahoo Groups. Ecofeminism at Yahoo Groups.
Ecofeminism on EVE ONLINE may be inactive.
· Booklists on each of the above topics; Weblinks on above topics.

Green Spirit.

GreenSpirit is a network of people who celebrate the human spirit in the context of our place in the natural world and Earth's own evolutionary journey. Our radical vision brings together the rigour of science, the creativity of artistic expression, the passion of social action and the wisdom of spiritual traditions of all ages. Attracting those of many faith traditions, we are a body of people who believe that human life has both an ecological and a spiritual dimension.
A very comprehensive website, with a whole variety of information including:
· how to set up a local group, contact details for groups already running;
· national and local events,
· Greenspirit book service, Greenspirit journal;
· resource pack (including numerous interesting articles on related topics such as Ecophilosophy, Native American spirituality, Celtic spirituality, Prophetic Voices, The Universe Story, Systems Theory and Chaos, Goddess/Divine Feminine Rituals, Green Economics, Science on the Web, e-mail discussion list, and more.

UK Experiential Deep Ecology Network (UK EDEN) contact
This grew out of The Institute for Deep Ecology (UK), which was involved in developing Deep Ecology workshops and trainings in the UK during the 1990’s. This itself grew out of the Interhelp network, which organised Despair and Empowerment and Deep Ecology workshops in the 1980’s.

The Gaia Foundation check out their website at

Earth First! radical eco-action group.
The Earth First! Action Update is a monthly round-up of ecological and other direct action from around Britain.

UK Ecopsychology Network – produces an email newsletter twice a year. If interested subscribe by emailing


The Institute of Deep Ecology. (California,USA)
Malaika Edwards, Gwen Gordon, Phil Klasky, Doug Mosel, Aryeh Shell, Linda Seeley, Lisa Wallace
Runs courses (accredited by Sonoma State University), workshops and conferences. Website is not updated. Contains a few interesting articles about Deep Ecology.
Also they support: THE XAVANTE PROJECT: an international alliance of environmental and indigenous rights activists working in solidarity with native communities in Brazil.

Joanna Macy (California, USA)

In these pages you'll find key aspects of her work:
· its sources in Buddhist teachings, living systems theory, and deep ecology;
· its experiential methods for group learning, known as the Work that Reconnects, including despair work, deep ecology work, and deep time work;
· information about workshops and trainings;
· empowering ideas, such as Nuclear Guardianship and Judi Bari's Revolutionary Ecology; and practices for inspiration and renewal, such as the Council of All Beings and the Elm Dance.

Molly Young Brown,
co-author of Coming Back to Life with Joanna Macy.

Founders of Deep Ecology Movement.
Website honoring founders and leading lights of Ecology movement.

Foundation for Deep Ecology.
Director Doug Tompkins.
The mission of the Foundation for Deep Ecology (FDE) is to support education, advocacy, and legal action on behalf of wild Nature and in opposition to the technologies and developments that are destroying the natural world. FDE carries out this mission through projects, publications, public programs, and grants to non-profit groups leading efforts to protect and restore big wilderness, making farming more compatible with biological diversity, and stop the homogenization of the world by the global industrial economy.
The Foundation is currently increasing its attention on land acquisition in South America as a leading form of wildlands conservation.

Bill Devall’s website of deep ecology movement material
currently unavailable
A minimal website not updated, and many of the links not working, but still contains following readings:
Bioregion on the Edge; Alan Drengson's paper, ‘Overview of Ecophilosophy, The Deep Ecology Movement and Ecosophy’ ; Bill Devall’s paper, ‘The Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement:1960-2000--a review’; ‘Keeping Deep Ecologists Together’ by Andrew McLaughlin; Commentary on Andrew Mclaughlin's above Essay

Ted Mosquin’s ecocentrically oriented website is at:

NWEI programs encourage participants to explore their values, attitudes, and actions through discussion with other people. These programs are organized around three key principles:
? An earth-centered ethic promoting individual responsibility for the earth.
? The practice of engaged simplicity to enrich life and reduce personal impact on the earth.
? A dedication to living fully in place and protecting the unique ecosystem in which you live.
Founded in 1993 by long-time activists Jeanne and Dick Roy (lawyer), NWEI initially brought a single course, Exploring Deep Ecology, into mainstream workplaces to engage people in earth-centered conversation. Today, NWEI volunteers offer a variety of programs in workplaces at noon, and in homes, centers of faith, neighborhoods, and other places where groups of 8 to 12 can meet.
To underscore the powerful effect of personal change, NWEI took the following mission:
Motivating individuals
? to examine and transform personal values and habits,
? to accept responsibility for the earth, and
? to act on that commitment

NWEI has produced a series of four discussion courses: Exploring Deep Ecology, Voluntary Simplicity, Discovering a Sense of Place, and Choices for Sustainable Living. NWEI also develops a resource guide and a follow-up program for each course.
Nationwide, our courses have been offered by local organizers in more than 260 communities in 46 states. As of March 2001, total enrollment in the discussion courses exceeded 30,000. These courses have been offered in hundreds of businesses and organizations. NWEI’s work has been featured in two PBS documentaries, Affluenza and Escape from Affluenza, as well as a National Public Radio series, Deep Ecology for the 21st Century.

There are many sister organizations set up to spread this idea across the USA. See ‘Network’ on their website.

Home of the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Nature.
See Appendix E for article on Deep Ecology from above wesite.

Centre for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley, CA.
Directors: Fritjof Capra, Chair, Zenobia Barlow, Peter Buckley, Gay Hoagland, David Orr.
Our vision is to discover, with educators, how to reconnect children to the natural world. In providing support to educators, the Center for Ecoliteracy empowers them to help children learn the values and gain the knowledge and skills that are crucial to building and nurturing ecologically sustainable communities.

Earth First! radical eco-action group have a web based journal at
introduction to earth first at

2.) Courses.

1) Degree Courses.

Centre for Human Ecology, Edinburgh University, Scotland.
First UK module in Ecopsychology run by Tania Dolley, as part of the Human Ecology post grad course.

Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

College in Colorado, USA founded by Chogyam Trungpa. Runs 3 yr undergraduate degree course in Ecopsychology.
Deep Ecology on-line training course from Naropa University Distance Learning Programme by Suzanne Duarte,

2) Short Courses.

Schumacher College, Totnes, Devon, UK

Director of Programmes: Satish Kumar, Resident Ecologist: Steffan Harding.
Schumacher College is an international centre for ecological studies based in the beautiful Devonshire countryside of south-west England. The College welcomes participants aged 20 to 80 from all over the world.
The college runs short 3-week courses on a variety of themes from Deep Ecology, ecophilosophy, ecopsychology, business and sustainability, and much more.
Also runs one year Holistic Science MSc course.

Findhorn Foundation, Scotland.

Ecovillage, courses, conferences, events, pilgrimages, Isle of Erraid.
Module on Ecovillage training programme:
Deep Ecology, Wilderness & Ecological Restoration March 1-3, 2004
In this module we will weave together the biocentric perspective of Deep Ecology, the importance of wilderness for the planet and humanity, and the role of people in helping to heal the Earth's degraded ecosystems. Based on the principles of Findhorn's work with Spirit in Nature, and utilising experiential deep ecology exercises, the module will also include two days out in the Scottish Highlands, taking part in the award-winning work of Trees for Life in helping to restore the Caledonian Forest.

Art and Deep Ecology Beverley A'Court 10 — 16 Oct (£175/€250) Biography available at:
Beverley A'Court is a member of the Findhorn open community. She has over 20 years experience in the expressive, therapeutic and community applications of the arts. She's worked in health, education, prison and social services as well as in private practice, industry, community arts and as a lecturer, tutor and workshop leader on post-graduate art.

Chris Johnstone.
Runs short courses on Gaia Theory, Deep Ecology ideas and The Psychology of Personal Power for the adult education part of Bristol University.
The Psychology of Personal Power – June 7th and 21st 2003, cost £40 (concs. £30),
Do you feel blocked in achieving personal goals? Would you like to improve your ability to move towards your dreams and away from your nightmares? This two day course offers tools and practices to develop inner strength, clarity of focus, deepened determination and the ability to overcome obstacles.
At 8-10, Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HH
To book, phone 0117 928 7165
Also sends out 3 monthly newsletter about Deep Ecology events and info.

Otley College, Essex.
Nigel Brett
Comprehensive website on Deep Ecology, but not sure about courses….

California Institute for Integral Studies.

Many different short courses, some of which include Deep Ecology, all of which explore new paradigm ideas.

Institute for Psychology and Social Change.
(Sarah Conn) This is Ecopsychology.

3) Projects.

Altars of Extinction Project.
Contact person: Mary Gomes.
About the project (from website):
Should the results of scientific research sit mouldering in academic journals? Or can they be used to inspire us to explore our connection with other living (and no longer living) creatures?
"Altars of Extinction" is an artistic and ritual memorial which provides an opportunity to collectively contemplate and grieve the extinction of plant and animal species at human hands. It consists of a series of altars created by various artists, each one honoring an extinct species. The altars are quite different from each other, representing a variety of artistic mediums, such as sculpture, painting, or photography. Some of the altars are large enough for people to enter, forming an enclosed space that reconstructs the species' habitat or otherwise evokes its presence; others are much smaller. Each altar provides an area for people to leave offerings, such as flowers, poems, or candles, and provides written information about the species, describing its habitat, behavior, and, if known, how it went extinct. There are areas for people to sit quietly with their responses to the altars.

4 ) Key resources: books, journals, web resources etc.

(For web resources see above within websites)

Useful Overview Papers on Deep Ecology and/or History of Movement ( some printed in Appendix E)

Devall, Bill The Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: 1960-2000--a review

Drengson, Alan Ecophilosophy, Ecosophy and The Deep Ecology Movement: An Overview 1999

Harding, Stephan What is Deep Ecology? Resurgence 185

Johnstone, Chris What is Deep Ecology? Article/leaflet can be read at
also The Lens of Deep Ecology a booklet introducing Systems Thinking and the ideas behind Deep ecology workshops. Cost £4.50 inc p+p
Chapter about Deep Ecology workshops in “Creative Advances in Groupwork” (Eds Anna Chesner &Herb Hahn). Cost £15 inc p+p for book or £2 for a copy of the chapter. If interested in any of these, please make cheques payable to Chris Johnstone and send to him at 24a, Balmoral Road, St Andrews, Bristol BS7 9AZ, UK

Key Books

Excellent handbook for Deep Ecology practice (workshops etc)

Macy, Joanna and Molly Young Brown Coming Back to Life: Practices to
Reconnect Our Lives, Our World New Society Pub.1998

John Seed’s workshop resources can be found on his website:

Key Books.
Abram, David. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World. Pantheon, 1996.
Berry, Thomas The Dream of the Earth San Francisco: Sierra Club Bks,1988.
Capra, Fritjof, The Web of Life
Devall, Bill & George Sessions Deep Ecology: Living As If Nature Mattered. Gibbs
M. Smith, Inc. 1985
Drengson, Alan & Yuichi Inoue, eds., The Deep Ecology Movement: An Introductory
Anthology, Spring 1995.
Fox, Warwick. Toward a Transpersonal Ecology: Developing New Foundations for Environmentalism Boston: Shambhala 1990
Glendinning, Chellis. My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1994.
Hartmann, Tom The Last Hours of ancient Sunlight
Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson. The Cultural Creatives.
Kvaloy, Sigmund. "Ecophilosophy" in Button, J., ed. The Green Fuse Quartet Bks, 1990.
LaChapelle, Dolores. Sacred Land, Sacred Sex--Rapture of the Deep: Concerning Deep Ecology & Celebrating Life. Kivaki, 1988.
Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac. Ballentine, 1970.
Lovelock, J E Gaia. A new look at life on Earth Oxford University Press, 1979.
Macy, Joanna. World as Lover, World as Self. Berkeley, California: Parallax
Press. 1991
McLaughlin, Andrew. Regarding Nature: Industrialism & Deep Ecology. SUNY, 1993.
Naess, Arne. Ecology, Community, and Lifestyle. Rothenberg, David, trans. & ed. Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Naess at 90: from Resurgence issue 217
Rothenberg, David, Is It Painful To Think?, University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
Roszak, Theodore. The Voice of the Earth. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Roszak, Theodore, Gomes, Mary & Kanner, Alan D., eds. Ecopsychology: Restoring
the Earth, Healing the Mind Sierra Club, 1995.
Seed, J; Macy,J; Fleming, P, & Naess, A. Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a
Council of All Beings. Santa Cruz, CA: New Society Pub. 1988
Sessions, George, ed. Deep Ecology for the 21st Century: Readings on the
Philosophy and Practice of the New Environmentalism. Boston: Shambhala, 1995
Shepard, Paul Nature and Madness Sierra Club Books, 1982.
Snyder, Gary. The Practice of the Wild. F S & G, 1990.
Tobias, Michael ed., Deep Ecology Avant Books, 1985.

Philosophy Research Base: Ecology, Environment section includes wide range of writers on Deep Ecology and related fields.


The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy : Ed. A. Drengson.
Resurgence. Ed Satish Kumar.
Third World Resurgence
Greenspirit Journal.

Related Fields:

Social Ecology
Murray Bookchin, Graham Purchase, Brian Morris, Rodney Aitchtey, Robert Hart, Chris Wilbert. Deep Ecology and Anarchism Freedom Press, London 1993
Includes an excellent critique of Deep Ecology, a less well argued one of Murray Bookchin, and a response to both from the latter.

Griffin, Susan Woman and Nature: The Roaring inside Her (New York: Harper & Row, 1978).
Merchant, Carolyn The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific
Revolution San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980.
Plumwood, Valerie Feminism and the Mastery of Nature Routledge, 1993.
Shiva, Vandana & Maria Mies, Ecofeminism Zed Books, 1994.
Shiva, Vandana, Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development Zed Books, 1988.
Starhawk, Dreaming the Dark Beacon Press, 1982

5) Key quotes

i) "I am protecting the rain forest" develops to "I am part of the rain forest protecting itself." The thousands of years of imagined separation are over and we begin to recall our true nature. That is, the change is a spiritual one, thinking like a mountain, sometimes referred to as "deep ecology."
(Seed, John. "Anthropocentrism." in Devall & Sessions, Deep Ecology, p. 243)

1. All life has value in itself, independent of its usefulness to humans.
2. Richness and diversity contribute to life's well-being and have value in themselves.
3. Humans have no right to reduce this richness and diversity except to satisfy vital needs in a responsible way.
4. The impact of humans in the world is excessive and rapidly getting worse.
5. Human lifestyles and population are key elements of this impact.
6. The diversity of life, including cultures, can flourish only with reduced human impact.
7. Basic ideological, political, economic and technological structures must therefore change.
8. Those who accept the foregoing points have an obligation to participate in implementing the necessary changes and to do so peacefully and democratically.

iii) "The philosophy of Deep Ecology provides an essential antidote to our culture's prevailing human-centred attitudes. There is nothing intrinsic to the philosophy which promotes simplistic prejudice. However, problems arise when it is misused, when it is seen as the complete explanation of everything. When there is a failure to see that Deep Ecology is not enough." John Revington on website

That’s it for this one. Please send me info by Sept 1st for the next edition.