“If not us, then who? If not now, then when?”—John E. Lewis April marks the launch of the Earthfire Council of All Beings 2018: Showing Up for Life on Earth, our multispecies initiative toward finding a new way of living on the Earth. Central to the Council of All Beings is the fact that we cannot do it alone. We need each other; and that means all of Life, not just human. Again, we need each other. Thus we invite all Life to come into Council with us so that we can include other intelligences, perspectives and wisdoms in our understanding of LIfe, and thus make more informed decisions on how to care for our Earth. The Council is dedicated to coming together in community to...

In a world of increasing uncertainty and chaos, we have a great opportunity to make dramatic positive changes in our relationship with nature, with the help of the animals. We invite you to join forces with Earthfire Institute to foster this change by hosting an intimate Changemakers’ Circle with Dr. Susan Eirich, in person or via a live, interactive video conference in your home. Bring together a few friends to share a cup of tea, or a dinner, and engage in rich, deep conversation, working towards inspiring positive solutions to our current environmental crises. Together you and Susan can create the focus of the conversation and the feel of the evening. It’s a lovely way to introduce...

Next week I will be attending an invitational retreat of 25 change-makers in Santa Fe. I would like to invite you along metaphorically, so your voices can be heard too, as I carry the messages of the animals and humans who care about them. We will each be going as deeply as we can about what we can contribute to the essential paradigm shift we need to live in harmony on our exquisite Earth. There will be conversation, meditation, and ancient practices such as Qi Gong. I would welcome any thoughts or readings you would like to share, so please email susan@earthfireinstitute.org with "Thoughts for Santa Fe" in the subject line. The retreat is March 21–26 so I can receive anything you want...

The official launch of the Earthfire Council of All Beings starts in April, when we begin to roll out this special year-long program, under the umbrella title, “Showing Up for Life on Earth.” The Earthfire Council of All Beings is a way for us to come together and share with each other what motivates us to care for our Earth and all the Life upon it; but it’s also a way for us to learn together what Nature is asking of us, through the voices and perspectives of the wild animals we’ve come in contact with in our lives. And it is a way for us to support one another in finding our personal path to taking action. The “All Beings” part of “Council of All Beings” is something...

As we lead the way in shifting human consciousness towards understanding that all beings are interconnected, this changes the environmental decisions we make to ones that support all Life. Amidst a world of increasing uncertainty and chaos, there is a great opportunity to make a change in a positive direction. We’d like to invite you to join forces with Earthfire Institute to foster this change by hosting an intimate salon in your home. The intent of the evening is to engage in rich, deep conversation among guests, and work towards inspiring positive solutions to our current environmental crises. This can be a “virtual” salon with Susan attending online, or she can visit in...

— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — “Real change will only happen when we fall in love with the Earth.” Thich Nhat Hanh There is a meeting this summer in Italy called “Our Sacred Earth…Responding to Ecological Crisis.” It asks, “How can we rise to the challenges of global environmental and ecological crisis?” The conference is intended as a conversation where people, already well informed, participate actively, engaging as widely as possible in dialogue and debate. A major focus will be “exploring how we can each make a difference and take urgent action to be the change in our daily lives, continuously echoing and reflecting on the question, ‘What am I going to do...