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Earthfire News
July 12, 2019

The Future We Want: Transforming Leadership, Accelerating Innovation and Unlocking Imagination at the Sun Valley Forum

A 3-day gathering of leaders, luminaries, and change-makers from across the globe will come together at the 5th annual Sun Valley Forum, put on by the Sun Valley...

Seeds in various stages of germination

Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future hopes, exquisitely designed to adapt and evolve as needs arise. Part of Earthfire’s mission is to be a seed center. Here we gather selections of what we would like to see to germinate, take root, and unfurl into the light; stories that educate, inspire, inform and embrace hope and action. We invite you to partake, swap and share them. May they all bear fruit. Author Mark Rowlands has released a new book that investigates whether animals fit the definition of personhood---and how that should affect the...

Two baby raccoons in an outdoor enclosure

— by Dawn Harrison — This has been a difficult week for rehabilitation efforts here at Earthfire, having more losses than wins. They warn you when you start that it won’t always be sunshine and rainbows. You won’t be able to save them all, and it can be heartbreaking. But knowing something intellectually and handling it emotionally can be quite different. Flightless Duck We received a call that a Momma duck and five ducklings were left in an intake pen at a local shelter. Momma had been injured and wasn’t able to walk well. Although it was late in the day, I loaded a crate into my car, stopped and got some feed for them, and made the hour-plus trip over the hill to bring the...

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This week (June 22-29, 2019), Susan will be attending and presenting at Cortona Week in Todi, Italy. This is a very exciting opportunity for Susan and Earthfire to collaborate with critical scientists, artists, musicians, spiritual leaders, poets, professionals in medicine and psychology, and politicians from all over the world, as well as to mentor graduate students and young managers from all disciplines, as the groups are “mixed.” The Cortona Week organizers describe the aim of this conference as an effort to open up the horizon of the participants to the values of ecology, ethics, tolerance, and internal introspection, as well as the new frontiers of science, literature, art, and...

Large salad with lettuce, carrots, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, and ranch dressing

— by Dawn Harrison — We received a donation of 30 pounds of organic meat and salmon, much to the delight of the animals. I felt bad for the couple whose freezer decided to stop working, but I was hard-pressed to stay sad after seeing the joy that it brought to certain individuals on property. The cats (Tahi the Cougar and Better the Bobcat) got some of the most beautiful steaks I’ve seen in a long time as well as a slice of salmon---and showed their appreciation in their own feline way. They quickly nabbed their bounty and stole off to the corner to savor it. The wolves, coyotes, and foxes also enjoyed their meaty treats, devouring their choice bits with zeal. But the bears, as...

Earthfire Institute is a returning member of Social Venture Circle.* The organization has a 30-year track record, providing a home for values-aligned business and nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors. Described as a “pioneering conservationist”, on June 17th in New York, Earthfire’s Executive Director, Susan B. Eirich, Ph.D., will be honored by more than 75 guests at SVC’s marquee Summer Soirée event. This fall, Susan will also be speaking in a featured session at the Social Venture Circle Annual Conference---Welcome to the NEXT Economy---A Convening of Business Leaders & Impact Investors. Look forward to more details about this event taking place from...

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