Category: Profile

posts containing information about important figures in the Deep Ecology movement, thinkers, scientists, activists, philosophers

  • Profile: Arne Naess

    Profile: Arne Naess

    Widely regarded as the foremost Norwegian philosopher and one of the most influential intellectuals of the twentieth century, Arne Naess was an inspirational figure within the environmental movement of the late twentieth century. Selected quotes from Arne Naess Arne Dekke Eide Næss (Urban East Norwegian: [ˈɑ̂ːɳə ˈdɛ̂kːə ˈæ̂ɪdə ˈnɛsː]; 27 January 1912 – 12 January 2009)…

  • Profile: Joanna Macy

    Joanna Macy PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. The author of more than twelve books, she is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects.

  • Profile: John Seed

    Profile: John Seed

    John Seed  is founder and director of the Rainforest Information Centre in Australia.  Since 1979 he has been involved in the direct actions which have resulted in the protection of the Australian rainforests. In 1984 he helped initiate the US Rainforest Action Network which grew out of the first  of his many US roadshows. In 1987 he co-produced…

  • Profile: Lynne Margulis

    Profile: Lynne Margulis

    Lynn Margulis (born Lynn Petra Alexander;[2][3] March 5, 1938 – November 22, 2011)[4] was an American evolutionary biologist, and was the primary modern proponent for the significance of symbiosis in evolution. Historian Jan Sapp has said that “Lynn Margulis’s name is as synonymous with symbiosis as Charles Darwin‘s is with evolution.”[5] In particular, Margulis transformed…

  • Profile: James Lovelock

    Profile: James Lovelock

    James Ephraim Lovelock CH CBE FRS (26 July 1919 – 26 July 2022) was an English independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the Earth functions as a self-regulating system.[3] He invented the electron capture detector and, using it, became the first to detect the…

  • Profile: Elisabet Sahtouris, M.S., Ph.D

    Elisabet Sahtouris, M.S., Ph.D is an evolution biologist, futurist, professor, speaker, author and sustainability consultant to businesses, government agencies and other organizations. She is a US and Greek citizen who has lived in the USA, Canada, Greece, Peru and Spain while lecturing, doing workshops and media appearances in Europe, North, Central and South America, the…

  • Profile: Vimala Thakar

    Profile: Vimala Thakar Vimala Thakar (1921-2009) a philosopher, social activist and mystic, and woman before her time who overturned the norms of Indian Spiritual and Political life in the mid-20th century, treading a path of profound reflection and awakening, combined with tireless activism for social justice. In his essay, “Buddha Touched the Earth“, John Seed writes: One…