Deep Ecology, Part 6: Muir, The Wild Ideal And Eco-Feminism

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Deep Ecology for the 21st Century, Part 6: Muir, The Wild Ideal And Eco-Feminism with Frederick Turner, Bill Devall, David Orr, Trudy Frisk, Kelpie Wilson, Casey Walker, Patsy Hallen, and David Brower

John Muir turned down a mentoring offer from Ralph Waldo Emerson so that he could continue his beloved wilderness exploration and writing, which is such an enrichment to us even today. This program offers revealing stories from his amazing life, along with the insights of modern deep ecologists pursuing his idea that respect for living systems comes before human interests. We hear from Frederick Turner, author of John Muir: Rediscovering America; Bill DeVall, author of SIMPLE IN MEANS, RICH IN ENDS: DEEP ECOLOGY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE; David Orr, Sierra Club activist and co-founding director of the John Muir Project; Canadian writer and activist Trudy Frisk; Kelpie Wilson, director of the Siskiyou Project; Casey Walker, editor and publisher of the Wild Duck Review; Patsy Hallen, a Canadian professor and author who lives half of each year “in the bush” of Australia; and David Brower, founder of Earth Island Institute and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Each of these eco-pioneers offers a unique view into the present and future of the planet. (hosted by Michael Toms)

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • John Muir’s relationship to Thoreau and Emerson
  • The accident that changed Muir’s life
  • The “hands-and-knees” approach to wilderness exploration
  • How Muir escaped near-disaster on a cliffside
  • The real American dream
  • What John Muir might do if he were alive today
  • The difference between trees and forest
  • Overcoming male and female stereotypes
  • “The Lysistrata Strategy” for women to take control in a crisis
  • The meaning and implications of eco-feminism
  • Where to begin learning about wildness

Host: Michael Toms       Interview Date: 10/1/1998       Program Number: 2721

Music Included

From Album: Nature
Artist: Bernie Krause
The Nature Company #NC-1012
Track - Nature

From Album: Prayer for the Wild Things
Artist: Paul Winter
Living Music #LD0028
Tracks - Gates of the Mountains, North Fork Wolves