Deep ecologists suggest that “solutions to the grave environmental crisis require more than mere reform of our personal and social practices…, [They] require a radical transformation in our worldview” (des Jardins, 1997). The Deep Ecology Movement leads to a way of life which asks us to reflect profoundly on our relationship with the earth and the interconnectedness of everything on the planet – where all life forms, including humans, share the same right to live and flourish. What does it mean to our daily lives if we honour and practice a Deep Ecology approach? Come explore this engaging topic with three instructors grounded in the philosophies that support the practice of Deep Ecology.
Beth Cruise is an artist, environmentalist, and group facilitator/ counsellor with a long standing commitment to living harmoniously with the earth. She founded and is Executive Director of the Canadian Earth Institute, sister to the North American network that has inspired over 80,000 participants to become more earth friendly with seven sustainability discussion courses.
Camilla Morrow is an educator, writer, activist, and facilitator of ‘The Work That Reconnects,’ an experiential model developed by eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, which integrates deep ecology, traditions of social action and spirituality, systems theory, and Engaged Buddhism.
Alan Drengson Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at UVic.
Dates: Wednesdays, April 1 to 22: 7 to 9:30 pm, 4 sessions
Fee: $100 plus $5 GST
Course Code: ASET001 2009S C01
How to register in a course:
-Online at www.continuingstudies.uvic.ca/courses/ – click on “Nature, Environment, Sustainability”
-In person weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at the Continuing Studies Building, 2nd floor, Ring Road at Gabriola Road, UVic campus
-Phone registration at 250-472-4747 weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or call 250-721-8458 for more information