Category: Quote of the Week

Quotes for August—For Hunger-Proof cities: sustainable urban food systems

Food shortages have been in the media lately with lower production levels in Victoria due to the Covid outbreak. We are assured there will sufficient of everything available but the fragility of many of our food systems and supply chains has become evident over the past six months when panic buying left supermarket shelves bare. [...]
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Sally Gillespie, Climate Crisis and Consciousness: Re-imagining our world and ourselves

Lorraine Shannon, Wild Mountain Collective Seminars Coordinator Many authors write powerfully and insightfully on climate change and grief. Sally Gillespie’s recently published Climate Crisis and Consciousness: Re-imagining our world and ourselves is the one I have chosen for this month’s quotes.   Among the range of vital issues this book addresses, it holds out to us [...]
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Quotes for August—Focus on Aboriginal Rights: Lorraine Shannon

THE FIGHT FOR A VOICE TO PARLIAMENT It seems appropriate with the 2019 Garma festival having just finished and the Government’s intransigent attitude towards the Aboriginal Statement from the Heart to offer quotes from Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, edited by Duncan Ivison, Paul Patton and Will Sanders. Published by Cambridge University [...]
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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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