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...

Sunrise in a valley with a creek flowing through it

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 Institute on July 23-26, 2019. “Accelerating environmental harm is a threat multiplier to our economically interdependent world and calls for urgent, proactive leadership to build resilience,” reads the website. The forum will bring together leaders from a variety of backgrounds to create new “cross-sector collaborations, mobilize capital towards promising ideas, and inspire uncommon thinking.” Our Earth needs a new way forward from the increasing environment-related risks and changes associated with its life support...

Medieval town on a hillside at sunset

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...

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...

Global Earth Repair Conference, including graphic of linked hands circling the earth, a pod of orcas, and a list of presentation topics

The Global Earth Repair Conference Port Townsend, WA | May 3-5, 2019 Susan will be presenting at the first ever Global Earth Repair Conference, where thought-leaders and practitioners from all walks of life are coming together to draw attention to the worldwide movement of earth repair and to discuss practical action to restore the planet. The conference will weave together a blend of restoration ecology, permaculture, ethno-ecology, forestry, bioengineering, horticulture and many other tracks with the goal of applying this knowledge to regenerate our earth’s ecosystems. This new and formative conference aims to address both the technical and social aspects of planetary regeneration...

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