collapse culture kids

collapse culture kids

Something gravely important had gone missing. Something related to reverence—to holding on to the ineffable wonder of what already is, caring for what little remains, being cognizant of how quickly we’re losing it...we need to remember what, apart from technological worship, drops us to our knees.” 
- Meera Subramanian, 'The age of loneliness'

biophilia hypothesis: idea that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.” 
(Encyclopædia Britannica, 2014).  

Biophilia means love of life or living systems. E.O.Wilson proposed that these deep affiliations with other life forms and nature, and that those as a whole are rooted in our biology (Biophilia, 1984). 

Eco-philosopher, Joanna Macy said once, "The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world. For me, the price of admission into that present was allowing my heart to break. But then I saw how despair transforms, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into clarity of vision, then into constructive, collaborative action." Joanna thinks about the connection between generations, across long time horizons. 

Solastalgia is a word coined by Glenn Albrecht’s, a professor of Sustainability in Australia, meaning: a form of homesickness one gets when one is still at ‘home’. He needed a word for the experience residents were having, after so many calls from one village whose farming region was being taken over by the coal industry. Unlike nostalgia which arises from moving away, solastalgia is the pain in staying put, and recognizing that the place where one resides and that one loves is under immediate assault. 

When we begin to think 

more, soon.