Links to other Ecocentric Sites
LITERATURE ON HUMANITY'S PLACE IN NATURE
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE, pronounced AZ_lee) promotes the exchange of ideas and information about literature and other cultural representations that consider human relationships with the natural world. The name of the organization is meant to be as inclusive -- encompassing any text that illuminates the ways humans perceive and interact with Nature. ASLE encourages and seeks to facilitate both traditional and innovative scholarly approaches to environmental literature, ecocritical approaches to cultural representations of nature, and interdisciplinary environmental research, including discussions among literary scholars and environmental historians, economists, journalists, philosophers, psychologists, art historians, scientists, and scholars in other relevant disciplines. In addition to encouraging new nature writing, ASLE fosters contact between scholars and environmentally engaged artists, including writers, photographers, painters, musicians, and film makers. The organization also promotes the incorporation of environmental concerns and awareness into pedagogical theory and practice.
Ecostery Site Ecosteries are loved places where ecological values, knowledge and wisdom are learned, practiced and shared. They are sacred, respected and honored dwelling places. This website provides resources for those who want to create their own ecostery.
Worldwide NATURE ARTISTS Group A website which conveys our message through its magnificent artwork.
ECO (The Campaign for Political Ecology) 'The aim of ECO is to realign politics around the ecological imperative which requires that we live within the constraints imposed upon us by the Earth.'
The Green Web The Green Web is an independent environmental research group and network with a left biocentric perspective. The web site contains an introduction to the Green Web and to Left Biocentrism.
The The Demographic, Environmental, and Security Issues Project The purpose of DESIP is to emphasize the connection between rising population pressures, environmental degradation and political and violent conflict.
WHOLE SYSTEMS THEORY; THE GAIAN HYPOTHESIS
Whole Systems (Extensive review of the literature) "Nature is a whole system. But also an economy, a family, a company, a community, or many other things, can be looked at as whole systems. A whole system view would include all the factors involved and examine how they relate to each other and how they work as a whole. To deal with a whole system we can't leave anything out as irrelevant. Intuition is as important as rationality, we must address both scientific and artistic approaches, both material and spiritual needs, the small as well as the big, what we feel as well as what we think, what we perceive as well as what we imagine."
TF's Ecocentric Pages TF (Tony Federer) says: "Welcome, family, friends, and web browsers to my hopefully informative pages on ecocentrism and related subjects. ...these pages are dedicated to helping you to reduce your adverse impact on the earth while enhancing your enjoyment of life."
The Population Institute of Canada, P.O Box 59045 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 5T7. Tel: 613/833-3668
ECOCENTRIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
FROM THE EVIDENCE TO THE ETHICS (Evidence from Evolution)
SCHOLARLY JOURNALS IN ECOSOPHY AND ECOPHILOSOPHY
The Trumpeter "The Trumpeter is an environmental journal dedicated to the pursuit of understanding and wisdom as it attempts to aid in the development of an ecosophy, or, wisdom born of ecological understanding and insight. As such, it serves the Deep Ecology movement's commitment to explore and analyse environmental concerns at their deepest levels, in light of ecological developments at every relevant level: metaphysics, science, history, politics. Depth in penetrating to these levels involves a comprehensive set of criteria that include analytical rigour, spiritual insight, ethical integrity and aesthetic appreciation."
REVIEWS OF QUALITY ECOCENTRIC BOOKS
The Way: An Ecological World-View by Edward Goldsmith. Revised and enlarged edition (1998). The University of Georgia Press, Athens. 541 pp.
Beneath the Surface: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Deep Ecology. Edited by Eric Katz, Andrew Light, and David Rothenberg. Cambridge, MA & London, UK: The MIT Press (2000), viii, 328 pp. Reviewed by J. Stan Rowe, emeritus Professor (Ecology), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
the Ice, by Patti H. Clayton.Philadelphia: Temple University Press (1998),
xxiv, 303 pp. Reviewed by Holmes Rolston III, Department of Philosophy,
Colorado State University.