Category: Quote of the Week

Quotes for July—ANIMISM: RESPECTING THE LIVING WORLD

Chosen by Lorraine Shannon, Coordinator of the Wild Mountain Collective's Exploring Ideas occasional seminar series From: Graham Harvey, Animism: Respecting the Living World. Wakefield Press, South Australia, 2005. Graham Harvey argues in this book that a new understanding of animism can contribute significantly to contemporary debates about consciousness, cosmology and environmentalism. Notions that ‘animism’ is [...]
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Lorraine Shannon’s April Quotes – Timely Reminders from Ernst Friedrich Schumacher

E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered, Vintage Classics, 2011. (First published, 1973). In his Introduction to this reprint of Small is Beautiful, Jonathan Porritt writes, “Fritz Schumacher (1911-1977) was a great synthesizer, bringing may disparate concerns within the same frame of reference. He was the first of the [...]
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Quote for Week Ending 8 March 2019—Lorraine Shannon

Our Once and Future Planet, Paddy Woodworth, University of Chicago Press, 2013. Our Once and Future Planet explores the area of environmental experimentation and innovation known as ecological restoration. This is the practice of attempting to fix disruptions to the natural world caused by centuries of human activity. Woodworth provides examples from around the globe where [...]
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Quote of the Week 19 February 2019—Lorraine Shannon

“What we are looking at is nothing less than an environmental revolution, an economic and social transformation that ranks with the agricultural and industrial revolutions. … The environmental revolution will be driven primarily by the restructuring of the global economy so that this economy does not destroy its natural support systems.” —Lester R. Brown, ‘Ecopsychology [...]
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