Earthfire Stories

News and stories from science-based conservation research that supports the heart of Reconnection Ecology®: that every living being matters.

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How to Make It all Work

What I am trying to do with Earthfire is impossible, but maybe trying will get us humans closer to living in tune with the Earth. It is essential to start...

Beaver in the woods

I opened the door to a large conference room full of men in uniforms. It was my first Upper Snake Beaver Coop meeting in Idaho Falls and I had no...

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A Conversation with Aimée Christensen

After speaking at the Sun Valley Forum earlier this year, Susan invited Aimée Christensen to discuss how we can influence decision-making in a capitalist society to better protect the Earth...

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Fostering a New Generation of World Leaders
Dr. Susan Eirich shared powerful and important insights from Corona Week and participants discussed how we can all help create environments that foster the type of world leaders we need...
Protester holding a sign that says "Systems Change not Climate Change"
A Conversation with Derrick Jensen

“If we wish to stop the atrocities, we need merely to step away from the isolation. There is a whole world waiting for us, ready to welcome us home.” In...

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Susan Shares Current Research from Recent Global Conferences
During this conversation, Susan brought back cutting-edge approaches to animal healing from the Animal Energy World Conference—and human healing, because fundamentally we are the same—and the work of passionate people...
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David Loy Advocates for Civil Disobedience

Eminent Buddhist scholar David Loy joined our Conservation Conversation last week to talk about what the Buddhist approach can contribute to our current climate crises. The discussion was rich with...

A single adult emperor penguin surrounded by several juveniles

The basic idea behind Compassionate Conservation is that the life of every individual matters. Susan Eirich sits down with Marc Bekoff to discuss how each life has intrinsic value.

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Sun rays coming through a large tree in a green field

https://youtu.be/KCzpbbNF9z8 It is urgent that we wake up to the systems that are in place that serve no living beings well. To stop taking things for granted. To begin to...

A cup of reen tea on a bamboo mat with a blossoming branch

Voluntary simplicity is a philosophy and a conscious choice to simplify our lives and consume less, for the sake of our planet and for the sake of our happiness. Where...

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