Living lightly in the earth's environment


"It is only framed in space that beauty blooms. Only in space are events and objects and people unique and significant -- and therefore beautiful. A tree has significance if one sees it against the empty face of sky. A note in music gains significance from the silences on either side... Even small and casual things take on significance if they are washed in space."
(Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea)


A collection of useful and memorable Biodiversity Facts


Amory and Hunter Lovins' Rocky Mountain Institute for fostering efficient and sustainable use of resources as a path to global security.

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An excerpt from Al Gore's Earth in the Balance

Books and periodicals related to ecopsychology, recommended by to the
John Stauber & Sheldon Rampton have written TOXIC SLUDGE IS GOOD FOR YOU....."An analysis of the psychologically sophisticated techniques employed by giant public relations firms to manufacture consent for the environmentally and socially destructibe prac tices of their corporate clients."

Deborah DuNann Winter's book ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY: HEALING THE SPLIT BETWEEN PLANET AND SELF was published last year by HarperCollins College Publishers...."an ideal text-book explores the many bridges between ecopsychology and mainstream psychological r esearch.. Scholastically sound, yet warmly personal and accessible to general readers."

Fortress Press has published Howard Clinebell's ECOTHERAPY...."This is the first book to focus exclusively on the practice of ecopsychology. It covers a wide range of approaches and techniques of value to both psychologists and environmental educators. As a pastoral psychologist, Clinebell never loses sight of the spiritual dimension to our emotional bond with the Earth."

The INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDERNESS (IJW) is a new journal launched with the support of 15 wilderness organizations. IJW will bridge the gap between wilderness science, planning, management, education and the environmental community, including materi al pertinent to ecopsychology. For subscription info., contact the WILD Foundation, 2162 Baldwin Road, Ojai, CA 93023. (805)649-3535; to submit articles, contact John Hendee, Managing Editor, Wilderness Research Center, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83 843-1144. $30 for individuals in the U.S.; $50 for libraries and organizations.

This is all from the Spring, 1996 ECOPSYCHOLOGY NEWSLETTER, Box 7487, Berkeley, CA 94707. This issue has articles: "Stress and the Canary Syndrome;" "Techno-Addiction" by Chellis Glendinning, etc.


Permaculture Hot Spots on the Web.
"Permaculture is a practical concept which can be applied in the city, on the farm, and in the wilderness... the permaculture designer gradually discerns optimal methods for integrating water catchment, human shelter, and energy systems with tree crops, edible and useful perennials, self-seeding annuals, domestic and wild animals, and aquaculture. Permaculture turns constraints into resources...The excess or waste products from plants and from animal and human activities are used as inputs to benefit other elements in the system. Plantings are arranged in patterns that catch water and sun and block the wind...The Ethical basis of Permaculture rests upon care for t he earth -maintaining a system in which all life forms can thrive. This includes human access to resources and provisions but not the accumulation of wealth, power, or land beyond their needs..."