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Topic: Ecological wisdom

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ecological wisdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Global Greens Charter: ecological wisdom · social justice · participatory democracy · nonviolence · sustainability · respect diversity The Global Greens Charter is a document that 800 delegates from the Green parties of 70 countries decided upon a first gathering of the Global Greens in Canberra, Australia in April 2001.
The term ecological wisdom, or ecosophy, is a philosophy of ecological harmony or equilibrium.
Ecological health or ecological integrity or ecological damage is used to refer to symptoms of an ecosystems pending loss of carrying capacity, ability to perform natures services, or pending ecocide due to cumulative causes such as pollution.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ecological-wisdom   (970 words)

 Ecological wisdom - SourceWatch
Ecological wisdom is a term used by Green Parties in their political statements - usually one of the Four Pillars, Six Principles or Ten Key Values that they promote.
Unless and until the public learns the scientific ecology terminology, it will probably be quite possible to abuse it for propaganda purposes - or simply to promote some questionable programs.
The term ecological health is probably more neutral.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Ecological_wisdom   (276 words)

 Montgomery County, MD Green Party Blog » Ecological Wisdom
Essays/Opinions and Ecological Wisdom and Social Justice and Community Based Economics and Personal and Global Responsibility and Future Focus/Sustainability and Energy and Environment and global warming and foreign policy05 Sep 2007 02:11 pm
Ecological Wisdom and Future Focus/Sustainability and Energy and Environment and global warming26 Aug 2007 02:21 pm
Ecological Wisdom and Personal and Global Responsibility and Future Focus/Sustainability and Environment and global warming06 Apr 2007 01:27 pm
www.mdgreens.org /montgomery/blog/category/10-key-values/ecological-wisdom   (1576 words)

 ecological wisdom
Ecological wisdom is one of the original [Four Pillars of the Green Party] and is retained in the [Global Greens Charter].
Respect for the [natural capital] which generates these services and an [ecological yield] of goods that humans can use to feed themselves, house themselves (wood), or use for [energy], is ultimately respect for what feeds us - this is stated in more economic terms as the idea of [sustainability].
Today, most biologists recognize [biodiversity] and [ecological health] as relatively objective ideas that can be used to predict stability of ecosystems and their impact on [well-being].
seedwiki.com /wiki/sustainable_nova_scotia/ecological_wisdom   (306 words)

 10 Key Values
We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet.
We recognize it is essential to create a vibrant and sustainable economic system, one that can create jobs and provide a decent standard of living for all people while maintaining a healthy ecological balance.
We encourage individuals to act to improve their personal well-being and, at the same time, to enhance ecological balance and social harmony.
www.greens.org /ri/NewFiles/values.html   (752 words)

 Principles of Ecological Design
During the drought of the 1990’s, at the point when the state water project agricultural deliveries were slashed 90%, LA was conserving 5%.
Ecological design places ultimate responsibility for implementing sensible solutions with local people who have knowledge of local conditions.
Ecological design strikes a balance between short term comfort and long term comfort from a strong, adaptable, and adapted body.
oasisdesign.net /design/principles.htm   (2021 words)

  Issue 2: Understanding Wisdom
Living in wisdom happens when and where coherence is achieved between these groups and the rest of the society, as in the case of ethnic communities or areas influenced by ethical enlightenment and devotional movements.
I believe that the role of wisdom is to harmonize the individual’s well-being with that of the whole world, including not only all other living beings but also the natural environment which sustains all vegetation and all living beings.
Thus, though wisdom seems to be an abstract thing, it depends on the concrete ability to work with one's own hands in order to gain firsthand experience of life and to sustain oneself in an individual capacity without depending on being employed by other people or organizations.
www.swaraj.org /shikshantar/vimukt_02.html   (8811 words)

 Wisdom of the Elders
If I am not mistaken, this publication will be hailed as one of the greatest milestones in the history of modern man. The work represents a meticulous and well-documented gathering of sacred stories and traditions from over 22 different indigenous and native cultures of our contemporary twentieth century world.
The earlier, pre-contact ecological infractions that took place certainly were done without the terrible technological leverage of modern Western infractions.
In our view, respect for Native spirituality and the nature wisdom embedded with in it is inseparable from respect for the dignity, human rights, and legitimate land claims of all Native peoples.
www.bibliotecapleyades.net /gaia/esp_gaia15.htm   (3904 words)

 Ecological wisdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The term ecological wisdom, or ecosophy, is a philosophy of ecological harmony or equilibrium.
Ecological wisdom is one of the six principles of the Green Party of Canada.
ECOLOGICAL WISDOM Human societies must operate with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature.
www.logicjungle.com /wiki/Ecological_wisdom   (267 words)

 The Ecological Wisdom of Enjoying Raw Foods by Don Weaver
In my ongoing search to find ways of living, and eating, which might be optimal for human and total ecological health, I discovered the brilliant health educator Herbert Shelton and his great books elucidating the art and science of health called Natural Hygiene.
It is about the simply revolutionary practice of "health by healthful living," and describes the natural, healthy relationships we have to all parts of Nature: food, water, air, sunlight, soil, plants, trees, animals, our bodies and total living environment, and our fellow human beings.
You may begin now to note the still greater lifting of ecological burden which occurs in the transition from mainly cooked vegan to raw vegan diet and agriculture/orchard culture/permaculture.
www.rawfoodinfo.com /articles/art_ecowisdomofrawfood.html   (1036 words)

 The Green Charter
The basis of ecological wisdom is that human beings are part of the natural world.
For the implementation of ecological wisdom and social responsibility, decisions will be made directly at the appropriate level by those affected.
Non-violent conflict resolution is the process by which ecological wisdom, social responsibility and appropriate decision making will be implemented.
www.greens.org.nz /about/charter.htm   (354 words)

 Green Party of Canada | Ecological Wisdom | www.greenparty.ca
We acknowledge the wisdom of the indigenous peoples of the world, as custodians of the land and its resources.
We acknowledge that human society depends on the ecological resources of the planet, and must ensure the integrity of ecosystems and preserve biodiversity and the resilience of life supporting systems.
that we learn to live within the ecological and resource limits of the planet
www.greenparty.ca /en/about_us/green_values/ecological_wisdom   (231 words)

 Green Party of MS - Ten Key Values
We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, barriers such as racism and class oppression, sexism and homophobia, ageism and disability, which act to deny fair treatment and equal justice under the law.
ECOLOGICAL WISDOM -- Human societies must operate with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature.
We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet.
www.greenpartyms.org /values.htm   (758 words)

 The Ecological Crisis: A Common Responsibility, by Pope John Paul II
Moreover, a new ECOLOGICAL AWARENESS is beginning to emerge which, rather than being downplayed, ought to be encouraged to develop into concrete programs and initiatives.
The most profound and serious indication of the moral implications underlying the ecological problem is the lack of RESPECT FOR LIFE evident in many patterns of environmental pollution.
On another level, delicate ecological balances are upset by the uncontrolled destruction of animal and plant life or by a reckless exploitation of natural resources.
conservation.catholic.org /ecologicalcrisis.htm   (1463 words)

 Reason Magazine - The Exotic Species War
This new rainforest, less than 150 years old, is an affront to conventional ecological wisdom that species must co-evolve in order to function together.
Instead the Ascension rainforest supports the dissident notion that species engage in "ecological fitting." That is, species make the best of what they have.
Ecological puritans loathe the new Ascension Island rainforest as a pastiche and lupine and scotch broom in Patagonia as sinful aberrations.
www.reason.com /news/printer/34965.html   (776 words)

 Green Party of Seattle: About Us: Ten Key Values: Ecological Wisdom
Ecological wisdom is a recognition that human society is enmeshed in the web of nature, and that attempts at dominating nature for narrow human purpose lead to very destructive consequences.
There can be no doubt about the importance of environmental issues in a world where the ozone layer is disappearing, global climate is being altered, hundreds of species are going extinct each year, forests and other crucial ecosystems are being destroyed, human health is endangered by toxics, and on and on.
But the essence of ecological wisdom is recognizing that these problems cannot be solved singly and superficially - we must transform our society, reconstructing our political, economic, and cultural institutions in ways that are more sustainable, just, and participatory.
www.seattlegreens.org /about/ecological_wisdom.html   (529 words)

 Wisdom of the Elders - Peter Knudtson and David Suzuki - 1992
It will become a companion text, if not to be considered standard bibliography for any research in the area of ecology, nature and the study of the intergrative approaches to the cultural diversities of the global future in the third millenium.
The Native Mind tends to view wisdom and environmental ethics as discernible in the very structure and organisation of the natural world rather than as the lofty product of human reason far removed from nature.
The earlier, precontact ecological infractions that took place certainly were done without the terrible technological leverage of modern Western infractions.
www.mountainman.com.au /w_elders.html   (3925 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on ecological disasters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
each ecological catastrophe, adopt action plans or sign conventions, have the best of intentions -- but if the financing does not follow and if the state is not determined to act on the ground, then desertification will cause yet more disasters......
ecological disasters tags from millions of people who are bookmarking a site, an article, a blog, a picture or just about anything containing information about your Blink.
Once known as the California Riviera, the Salton Sea is now called one of America's worst ecological disasters: a fetid, stagnant, salty lake, coughing up dead fish and birds by the thousands.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/ecological_disasters   (753 words)

 Libertarian and Green Values: Ecological Wisdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This is a libertarian perspective on ecological wisdom.The questions are from a paper on ten key values of the greens.
The political and cultural agendas of government run schools rarely include biocentric wisdom since that pressure group is not as well funded as others.
It is not in the interest of the government that the people learn biocentric wisdom since this might make them skeptical of bureaucratic central control.
www.chaospark.com /politics/reid30.htm   (652 words)

 Ecological wisdom - Consumerium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ecological wisdom is one of the Six Principles all Greens share.
When we view the many problems facing our society today through an ecological lens, we can see that many of them are related.
Remembering the Ecological Wisdom of Ancient Forests and Elders (http://trumpeter.athabascau.ca/content/v10.4/drengsonl.html), w:Alan Drengson
develop.consumerium.org /wiki/Ecological_wisdom   (191 words)

 Ecological Conversations: Program Description
Welcome to Ecological Conversations, a three-year Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship Program at the University of Oregon's Center for the Study of Women in Society.
The contemporary search for ecological wisdom continues to seek a covenant that is inclusive of all peoples and species of the earth.
Ecological Conversations: Gender, Science and the Sacred proposes to foster a spirited dialogue across global and disciplinary borders, inviting fellows to participate in a forum for critical reflection and scholarly interchange on the fundamental philosophical, evolutionary, political, and spiritual questions raised by the convergence of women’s and environmental movements.
ecocon.uoregon.edu /desc.htm   (820 words)

 Akamai University - Center for Ecological and Environmental Studies
The application of sound and socially responsible science to the forward-looking aspects of societal development are perhaps more important today than they have ever been.
The various academic programs offered through the Center for Ecological and Environmental studies can prepare students for careers in environmental research, policy development, industrial compliance, environmental consulting, academics, and many other related areas.
The study of life science is fundamental to the sustainability of the planet and its life giving systems.
www.akamaiuniversity.us /EcologicalandEnvironmentalStudies.html   (900 words)

 Integral Visioning - Peter Challen: The Ecological Community
So I say, ‘Let’s start with the ecological community, the household and economy of all creation.’ Such a starting point challenges the imagination and prevents it from stagnating under creeping and limited vested interests.
Such ecological wisdom is represented in all the great religious traditions as submission to ‘God’.
It is represented in the close-to-the-natural rhythms of all the traditions of ancient wisdom, but rarely I fear in the institutional protectionism that has grown over time to be a dark side to those traditions.
integralvisioning.org /article.php?story=pc-ecological-community   (583 words)

 Amazon.ca: Ecological Thinking : The Politics of Epistemic Location: Books: Lorraine Code   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Her insights, arguments, and examples break new ground in helping us understand the dangers of autonomy, the role of advocacy, and the wisdom of ecological thinking.
She critiques the instrumental rationality, abstract individualism, and exploitation of people and places that western epistemologies of mastery have legitimated, to propose a politics of epistemic location, sensitive to the interplay of particularity and diversity, and focused on responsible epistemic practice.
Drawing on ecological theory and practice, on naturalized epistemology, and on feminist and post-colonial theories, Code analyzes extended examples from developmental psychology, and from two "natural" institutions of knowledge production--medicine and law.
www.amazon.ca /Ecological-Thinking-Politics-Epistemic-Location/dp/0195159446   (701 words)

 IONS - Review #25 (Spring 1993) - Wisdom of the Elders
Wisdom of the Elders, is an exploration of a few of these shared ecological themes.
Native wisdom sees spirit, however one defines that term, as dispersed throughout the cosmos or embodied in an inclusive, cosmos-sanctifying divine being.
Thus, this ancient, culturally diverse aboriginal consensus on the ecological order and the integrity of nature might justifiably be described as a "sacred ecology" in the most expansive, rather than in the scientifically restrictive, sense of the word "ecology".
www.ions.org /publications/review/issue25/r25_Suzuki.html   (2141 words)

 Deep Ecology
A philosophy as a kind of sofia (or) wisdom, is openly normative, it contains both norms, rules, postulates, value priority announcements and hypotheses concerning the state of affairs in our universe.
The word ''ecology'' originates from the science of biology, where it is used to refer to the ways in which living things interact with each other and with their surroundings.
Shepard proposes, I think if I understand his language, that it is the disconnection from the hunter-gatherer life and hence from Nature, This disconnection is particularly critical at adolescence, and this is where the global culture becomes a "laddish" culture, as noticed by Helena Norberg-Hodge in Learning from Ladakh.
www.webnb.btinternet.co.uk /deep.htm   (4432 words)

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