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Seeing the peril and promise of this moment in time, Osprey tells stories that renew our energy and summon our will to rise up in meaningful ways for the sake of the natural world as well as all civilization. We must infuse our cultural discourse with the language and wisdom of nature. Lake shows us that lasting changes in our way of life will arise and find broad support only when nature, in all its transformative beauty and power, is once again front and center in our everyday consciousness. She offers a frank inquiry into the causes that have led to our current global peril and provides a deep well of hope and profound insight. She regales us with many stories of her adventures in nature, one of which was to take some inner city young people to the desert where, for the first time in their lives, they experienced the full measure of the night sky filled with stars. She says there is no substitute for the visceral experience of “looking up at night sky and taking a moment to realize, wow, we’re on this spaceship earth, as Bucky Fuller was famous to say . . . how does that affect our actions and our choices when we remember that we are part and parcel of this great, mysterious, numinous journey called life; I think the stars give us that. When we don’t have that, our experience as a human being is actually diminished. I think we need the measure of seeing the stars, remember where we are, why we’re here, what we’re doing here in this truly amazing miracle called life.” (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founding Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Caucus, where she is working nationally and internationally with grassroots leaders, policy-makers, business people and scientists to promote resilient communities and foster a post-carbon energy future, while also addressing societal transformation. She is an advisor to the International Eco-Cities Framework and Standards Initiative, an international advocate for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, and has traveled to five continents studying ancient and modern cultures while making presentations at international conferences and universities. In addition to her advocacy work she is a bronze sculptor.
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To learn more about the work of Osprey Orielle Lake go to www.ospreyoriellelake.com.
Hosted by: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 1/11/2012 Program Number: 3424
From Album: 17 Seconds to Anywhere Artist: Liz Story 1998 Windham Hill Records #01934-11291-2
Opening Essay: Track 02 Rumors of Discipline Music Break 1: Track 04 Voices Music Break 2: Track 02 Rumors of Discipline Music Break 3: Track 01 Captain April
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