What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
Mahatma Gandhi

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest

Feb 13, 2013-- "My ecological journey started in the forests of the Himalaya. My father was a forest conservator, and my mother became a farmer after fleeing the tragic partition of India and Pakistan. It is from the Himalayan forests and ecosystems that I learned most of what I know about ecology. The songs and poems our mother composed for us were about trees, forests, and India's forest civilizations. My involvement in the contemporary ecology movement began with "Chipko," a nonviolent response to the large-scale deforestation that was taking place in the Himalayan region." Internationally renowned activist Vandana Shiva shares more. (12157 reads)


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