The Need for a Deep Ecological Community

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Pagan community here.I suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), which causes panic attacks, anxiety, and depression. Because of this I don’t write as often as I should. I get scared of the invisible crowd of angry critics. It isn’t that I don’t write well. It’s that I’m my own worst enemy when I let myself conjure up these people with n … [Read more...]

Environmentally Friendly and Frugal

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A couple of years ago I started the Facebook group, Eco Wifey. There are actually an equal number of men and women involved. The group is for people interested in saving money and living a more natural lifestyle. It is now moderated by Amber Perry-Assmar, a friend of mine. Here are some of the wonderful tips from that group. I encourage you to join and share your own ideas.17 Natural Soothing Sunburn TreatmentsKeep Spiders Out with Peppermint Essential Oil I found out from Living off … [Read more...]

Victory Gardens

UPDATE: In semi-related news, Starhawk announced early production of a movie version of The Fifth Sacred Thing. Click here. "Starhawk's epic tale, set in 2048, California. In a time of ecological collapse, when the hideously authoritarian and corporate-driven Stewards have taken control of most of the land and set up an apartheid state, one region has declared itself independent: the Bay Area and points north."During WWI and WWII, citizens planted produce and herb gardens at private residences … [Read more...]

Beyond Earth Hour

"Around the world, Earth Hour was embraced by the global community, transcending race, culture, age and economics as individuals took leadership in their communities in the pursuit of a cleaner and safer planet. In 2011, Earth Hour asked the hundreds of millions of people taking part in the one hour switch-off to take the next step and go beyond the hour, using Earth Hour to commit to ongoing action for the planet.“The Beyond the Hour call to action has been unanimously answered by people w … [Read more...]


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