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Free Nature

Deep ecologists assert that there is an ontological realism, that humans are part of the natural system, the web of life, and that we can rediscover our authentic existence.

- Bill Devall -

Free Nature

Deep inside us is an “ecological self” according to Bill Devall, Sociology professor at Humboldt State University in California and author of Living Richly in an Age of Limits. He says that people need nature more than they have any idea, even a diminished landscape like a city park. They feel better when they are sitting under trees, but parks lack ability to continue the evolutionary processes on its own, as a self-organizing system. Devall would like fifty per cent of the total land and water areas of the Earth to be designated as wilderness areas. { read more }

Be The Change

Find the nearest tree and sit under it for a few minutes. Notice whether you feel better. If so, you might look for an organization that contributes to parks and ecological preservation and see how you can help.


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