Gaia, Ecology and Climate Change

Nature is not just around us, rather we are nature ourselves. This section offers resources to understand Gaia, our living earth as well as on how we can move from an anthropocentric to an eco-centric world-view.

The Earth was born about 4.6 billion years ago. Life as we know it emerged 3.5 billion years ago and ever since the earth has sustained conditions for life to continue. Hence the best lessons on sustainability can be learnt from life or Nature herself. Resources to understand and apply Nature’s or ecological principles are also part of this section.

Blogs

How weeds help fight climate change

How weeds help fight climate change

Photo by Alok Shenoy By Georgina Kenyon More than 60 years ago, when he was a child, farmer Peter Andrews saw his first dust storm. He still remembers it. “The noise was horrendous,” he says. “We hid in the house waiting for it to pass. The whole sky was dark. And the...

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Dreaming the Forest

Dreaming the Forest

Laura Rival is enticed to hear the forest’s vast and timeless symphony. Davi Kopenawa, Brazil © Fiona Watson/Survival International Written by a Yanomami shaman and a French anthropologist united by more than 30 years of friendship (as well as a shared passion for...

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Nature and Human Beings are One

Nature and Human Beings are One

In his talk at Bhoomi Network’s  Yugaantar Conference, Satish Kumar says that the name Yugaantar is very symbolic of what we are experiencing today; the time is now to look for answers within for all the mess we have created on this bountiful planet. Though I...

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Soil, Soul and Society

Soil, Soul and Society

In this article, the author, Satish Kumar, explores how to move beyond our anthropocentric beliefs and learn to take on our role as stewards of the Earth. He proposes a new trinity of ‘soil, soul and society’ to help us in this process of living a more harmonious life. He talks about how using these three concepts as a basis, we can view and work with the inner and outer landscapes of not only all beings, human and non-human, but also the earth as a whole. We can heal ourselves and the planet all in one go!

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Lesson Plans

Gaia and Nature's Principles

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