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  • Arne Naess

    Arne Naess

    Arne Naess, widely regarded as the foremost Norwegian philosopher and one of the most influential intellectuals of the twentieth century. Naess was an inspirational figure within the environmental movement of the late twentieth century. He is perhaps most known as the person who coined the term “deep ecology,” an approach to environmental problems that looks […]


    Joanna Macy and Pat Fleming (Excerpted from “THINKING LIKE A MOUNTAIN_ TOWARDS A COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS”, by John Seed – Joanna Macy – Pat Fleming – Arne Naess, 1988, New Society Publishers) INTRODUCTION In response to the progressive destruction of the biosphere, Arne Naess called for a perspective and set of values he called […]

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    Article: Self-Realization Beyond the Human: Arne Næss and Norwegian Deep Ecology

    As if this simplicity and inaccessibility were not enough, Næss built, with his own hands, a three-by-three-meter refuge some 200 meters higher up on the crags of the Hallingskarvet massif, which he dubbed “Skarveredet” (roughly meaning “a nest” in a mountain “notch”). By his own admission, this bivouac-like sanctuary gave him “‘the feeling[s] of being […]

  • New Dimensions Radio: A Deep Ecology Of The Heart with John Seed

    John Seed travels the world in service to the earth. As a founding father of the Deep Ecology movement, he’s noticed that “we speak of ‘the environment,’ which makes it sound as though this is something that’s far away from us. But if we hold our breath for a few minutes while we consider the […]

  • New Dimensions Radio series: Deep ecology for the 21st Century

    Deep Ecology for the 21st Century, Part 1: Ecological State Of The World with David Suzuki “Do you dare to hear the chilling truth about the ecological state of the world today—massive species extinction, overpopulation and the wasting of resources? It’s easier to hear when it comes from someone as learned and concerned as David […]

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    Excerpt: “Thinking Like A Mountain” from “A Sand County Almanac” – Aldo Leopold

    For more information visit: “A deep chesty bawl echoes from rimrock to rimrock, rolls down the mountain, and fades into the far blackness of the night. It is an outburst of wild defiant sorrow, and of contempt for all the adversities of the world. Every living thing (and perhaps many a dead one as […]