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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.

ART

Worldwide NATURE ARTISTS Group A website which conveys our message through its magnificent artwork.

ECOPOLITICS

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. 

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."

HUMAN POPULATION

The Population Institute of Canada, P.O Box 59045 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 5T7. Tel: 613/833-3668

Sierrans for U.S. Population Stabilization

Scientists for Population Reduction

Sustainable Population Society

ECOCENTRIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Ecoforestry Institute of Canada

FROM THE EVIDENCE TO THE ETHICS (Evidence from Evolution)

Evolution (Ray Troll's FinArt)

SCHOLARLY JOURNALS IN ECOSOPHY AND ECOPHILOSOPHY

The Ecological Citizen The Ecological Citizen is a free-to-access, peer-reviewed, ecocentric journal published in association with the Ecocentric Alliance. The first issue is due out online in spring 2017.

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

Connection on 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.

Clayton uses the rescue in October 1988 of two whales at Barrow, Alaska, "one of the most remarkable animal rescues in history," as a window into the human relation to nature, our "connection" as she puts it, as "a microcosm of the human-environment interaction" [pp. xviii-xix]. She sets her window against a generally modern worldview in which, she thinks, humans have too much "detached" themselves from nature.