Voices in the Wilderness: My Winding Path to Environmental Activism (Part 8/10)

The writings of John Muir and Rachel Carson, the “father of the national parks” and the “mother of the environmental movement,” inspired me to learn more about deep ecology and to become an activist myself. [Read more…]

It Should Have Happened on a Mountaintop: My Winding Path to Environmental Activism (Part 7/10)

I guess we don’t get to choose the time and place of our epiphanies. [Read more…]

An Interfaith Ritual with the World’s Largest Living Being: My Winding Path to Environmental Activism (Part 6/10)

Later that summer, while visiting my in-laws in Utah, we drove up to Fish Lake, which is near where my wife’s parents live. We went in search of the largest living organism on the planet — Pando. I first learned about Pando while browsing a book of photography titled The Oldest Living Things in the World. [Read More…]

The Garden of the Gods in My Backyard: My Winding Path to Environmental Activism (5/10)

Would it be possible to stand in my suburban yard or even in an asphalt parking lot and have the same sensual experience of participation that I have in the woods? [Read more…]

Tell us about someone you know who is putting A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment into action

I want to collect the stories of a half dozen to a dozen Pagans who are transforming the words of the Pagan environment statement into actions at feature them on the ecopagan.com website. Here’s the rules: (1) You can’t nominate yourself. (2) You have to get the person’s permission. (3) Give details about how the person is putting the Pagan environmental statement into action. [Read more…]

The World As My Beloved: My Winding Path to Environmental Activism (Part 4/10)

For a long time, I had been so distracted by theological questions, both fascinate and repulsed by devotional polytheism, that I had lost sight of why I had been drawn to seek the gods in the first place. I realized that devotional practice is not limited to deity-centered religion. There can be an earth-centered or nature-centered kind of devotion too. I realized that what I needed was to develop a devotional religious practice, not toward gods, but toward the world. [Read more…]