In this unique opportunity John Seed will use poetry, music, multimedia and experiential activities to show us how to nourish our ecological identity and align ourselves with Earth.
Deep Ecology and the Conservation of Nature
Deep Ecology is a philosophy of nature which sees that underlying the environmental crisis there is a psychological or spiritual disease stemming from the illusion of separation between humans and the rest of the natural world. The late Arne Naess, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy from Oslo University, Norway who coined the term "deep ecology" pointed out that our "ecological ideas are not enough to protect the Earth, we need ecological identity, ecological self".
John Seed is an internationally renowned environmental activist who has worked tirelessly on conservation issues for over 3 decades. He is the founder of the Rainforest Information Centre and since 1979 he has been involved in direct actions which have resulted in the protection of the Australian rainforests. John has written and lectured extensively on deep ecology and has been conducting experiential deep ecology workshops around the world for 25 years. In 1995 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) by the Australian Government for services to conservation and in 2010 he conducted a 30 lecture tour of India sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Catherine Delahunty will speak in opposition to gold mining in the Coromandel and John Seed, Finn Mackesy and Daniel Nepia will offer a number of experiential deep ecology processes that give substance to the descriptions of deep ecology in John’s talk.
All proceeds go to environmental conservation projects.
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