Deep Ecology, Part 9: The Bioregional Perspective – Discovering Your Natural Community

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Deep Ecology for the 21st Century, Part 9: The Bioregional Perspective – Discovering Your Natural Community with Kirkpatrick Sale, Stephanie Mills, Kelpie Wilson, Peter Berg, Jeanne Roy, Dick Roy and Jerry Mander

Do you think your water comes from the faucet, your electricity from the wall socket, and your food from the store? "In terms of species survival," says noted ecologist Peter Berg, "it's a suicidal perspective." But therein lies the great challenge—waking up to the realities of the place where we live. Bioregionalism teaches greater awareness of the world that keeps us alive—an awareness we need in order to stay that way. Various facets of expertise on the topic are offered by: Kirkpatrick Sale, director of the E.F. Schumacher Society and author of Rebels Against The Future; Stephanie Mills, author/editor of In Service of The Wild; Kelpie Wilson, director of the Siskiyou Project; Peter Berg, originator of the term "bioregion" and author of Discovering Your Life-Place: A First Bioregional Workbook; Jeanne and Dick Roy, cofounders of the Northwest Earth Institute; and bestselling author Jerry Mander. (hosted by Michael Toms)

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • Thinking in terms of the region where you live
  • The significance of a watershed
  • Living "off the grid" with homemade electricity
  • The special challenges of ecological sustainability in cities
  • Why buying produce from far-away places doesn't make sense
  • What percent of land is devoted to cars in cities (make a guess!)
  • How much it really costs to own a car
  • The joys of voluntary simplicity
  • The drawbacks and dangers of email and computers
Host: Michael Toms       Interview Date: 10/1/1998       Program Number: 2724