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The Crisis of Heart and Mind: A Conversation with Deena Metzger

When you work for the common good, one of the blessings is meeting people  who work from the deepest place in their hearts, inspiring others to be their best selves and reach to the depths of their own gifts and creativity. Deena Metzger is one of those pe...

Businesses Working for the Earth: 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 and its ecosystems. Aimée Christensen is Founder and Executive Director of the Sun Valley Institute and CEO of Christensen Global Services. She has 25 years’ experience in policy, law, investment, and philanthropy including with Google, the World Bank, Baker & McKenzie, the United Nations, the U.S. Department of Energy, where she negotiated the first bilateral and regional climate change agreements (Costa Rica 1994, et. al.) and the Virgin Group where she helped shape several of Sir Richard’s...

The Wisdom of Wild Animals: A Conversation with Dr. Cara Gubbins

In a bit of a departure from our usual format of interviewing thought leaders and changemakers around the globe, this month's Earthfire Radio has Dr. Eirich as the interviewee. Earlier this year, Dr. Eirich was invited to speak at the Animal Wisdom World Summit. Host Dr. Cara Gubbins has generously allowed us to share the interview with our own listeners. Listen in as these two passionate scientists delve into the mysteries, intricacies, and implications of intelligence in the natural world.  Transcript Cara: Welcome, Susan. Susan: Thank you. Cara: It must just be like stunningly beautiful where you live. Susan: It is. Cara: So you have brought to your life what a lot of people...

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The Connective Nature of Art: A Conversation with Wildlife Artist Anne London, Part II

During her week-long visit to Earthfire , wildlife artist Anne London shared her insights on the connective nature of art and why it's so important in a world of increasing isolation. Listen to the full episode below. Transcript SUSAN: We had a conversation yesterday, just a beautiful free-flowing conversation about the nature of art and animals and what's so important. One of the things that you said so beautifully yesterday is how good art with animals—which is what you do—helps us feel not alone. ANNE: Oh, yeah.  Well, you know, I think probably one of the reasons I'm still so content with my subject matter—I'm heading into my fifth decade with the same subject matter. For...

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Through Wolves’ Eyes: Insights from Wildlife Artist Anne London, Part I

While we are busy working on new content, we have re-released a podcast from our archives. In this conversation, Dr. Susan Eirich discuses the importance of art and conservation with incredible wildlife artist, Anne London. This is a timely podcast to share with you all as Anne is currently visiting the property again, getting more material for her paintings, and we will be recording the long-awaited Part 2. We hope you enjoy this powerful conversation and tune in with us for Part 2 next month. Anne E. London is a world renowned wildlife artist and conservationist. Early in her career, after visiting a refuge in California for big cats, elephants, and many other endangered species...

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