The recent death of Wangari Maathai has resulted in an outpouring of heartfelt tributes to this 71 year old Kenyan woman, founder of the Greenbelt Movement addressing ecological degradation and the poverty of African women. Her optimism in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity is beautifully captured in I will be a Hummingbird: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGMW6YWjMxw and her achievements were recognized when she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Some of the depth and breadth of Wangari’s transformational vision and action is captured in UNEP’s (United Nations Environment Programme) tribute. Click here to download: UNEP Pays Tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai
We seek to learn new ways
Climate Change – Cultural Change. EarthSong will be conducting a workshop at this one day symposium of papers, panels and workshops, from scholarly, faith community and grass-roots presenters on climate change, the need for cultural change, and religious responsibilities and responses. Saturday 29 October 2011, 8.45am–5.00pm, Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria, 3052. Further information: Climate Change Cultural Change Symposium
We are being called into a new place
Is ‘old’ the new ‘new’? Buy Nothing New for a Month! Don’t get stuck thinking there’s no other way but to spend your way to heaven. Buy Nothing New Month (this October) encourages people to investigate second-hand alternatives, extend the life cycle of things and maximise household savings. www.buynothingnew.com.au
Forum on Religion and Ecology at MONASH UNIVERSITY. School of English, Communications and Performance Studies and Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology. Free public forum on religion and ecology to launch the Forum on Religion and Ecology website: Friday, October 28th 2011, 2.00-5.00 Further details: Forum launch To rsvp contact “Sharon Elliott” email@example.com
Towards Earth Literacy
Rhythms of the Kimberley: a seasonal journey through Australia’s north (2007, Fremantle Press, Fremantle). Stunning images of this magnificent country accompany Russell Gueho’s exploration of the cyclical nature and interconnectedness of all life. Having lived in the region for over 18 years the land has surely shaped Russell’s passion for finding a way to save this last major area of relatively undisturbed country from exploitation and development.
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EarthSong acknowledges its presence on the lands of the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nation.