Medieval town on a hillside at sunset

Susan has been invited to speak at the prestigious international Cortona Pearls 2021. Her presentation Reawakening our Bond with Our Wild Earth will occur live on Saturday, April 24th. Register for free at www.cortonafriends.org. You will receive the zoom link shortly before the event. The Pearl will be streamed on Cortona Friends' Facebook Page and YouTube channel, but we strongly encourage you to participate via Zoom for a more interactive experience. Founded 30 years ago by renowned scientist Dr. Pier Luigi Luisi, the ultimate aim of Cortona Week is to forge and catalyze a new class of world leaders and to reinforce ethics and human dignity. It has been recreated in a new months-long...

Orange and black butterfly

— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — It takes five generations of Monarch butterflies to complete their migration and return to the place of origin---five generations! The ones that return aren’t the ones that left. How do they manage that? And how do we know that? Because of input from something wonderful called citizen science: thousands of individuals, normal people like you and I, participating in learning about and helping our Earth. Thousands of individuals spotting the butterflies and sending the information to a data center that compiles it all. This was just one bit of information and one innovative approach from a recent TEDWomen conference that I attended. The event was filled with...

The Board of Earthfire Institute is delighted to announce that long-time board member Andrew Torgove will become Board Chair effective immediately. He has graciously agreed to do so in order to support founder and current Board Chair Dr. Susan Eirich as she embarks on an extensive worldwide schedule of talks and presentations, along with the expansion of Earthfire Institute and its current programs. It is expected that Dr. Eirich will resume her role as Board Chair after a period of about one to two years, unless her schedule does not permit. The entire board and staff of Earthfire are grateful to Mr. Torgove for picking up the mantle and equally delighted that Dr. Eirich will remain the...

Black bear by thistles

This month at Earthfire is incredibly inspiring and exciting. We have thought-leaders, artists, animal communicators, and more from around the world coming to visit the animals with the goal of helping us share their voices and shift the way that people see, and therefore treat, wildlife and nature. We currently have Michael Stillwater---a musical artist, educator, and filmmaker---visiting the site. Michael’s work artistically responds to issues facing us as individuals and as a community, which has included co-creating the acclaimed audio resource Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying and an award-winning film series dedicated to releasing and celebrating the voice,...

Hand-drawn sketches of grizzly bears

Things are moving fast this summer at Earthfire. We have finally broken ground on the new cougar enclosure even as we work to raise the additional funds needed to complete it. But the building season is short here in the high northern mountains, so start, we did. Spectacular wildlife artist Anne London is coming for a 9-day residency in a few days. Zoopharmacognosy (botanical and earth essences for healing animals) pioneer Caroline Ingraham is coming next week to offer her healing to our animals as her partner films the results. We are also preparing for emmy-award winning filmmaker Michael Stillwater to come in September to work on a film about the “voices of the animals.” All of this...

Twenty-four inspiring experts in the Animal Wisdom world will discuss the wisdom of our pets, the wisdom of wild animals, growing spiritually with animal wisdom, sacred activism, and much more at the 2019 Animal Wisdom World Summit. Earthfire’s Dr. Susan Eirich will be speaking on “Bridging Science and Spiritual Understandings of Animals.” Her interview will be posted at 11:00am PT on Monday, August 26th. Other presenters include: Dr. Steven Farmer Andrew Harvey Dr. Marc Bekoff Linda Tucker Dr. Linda Bender, and many more! Hosted by Dr. Cara Gubbins, the 4-day Animal Wisdom World Summit is a FREE online conference held August 26-29. Interviews will be broadcast over...

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