Video by Sierra Ellis
Reconnection Ecology® is Earthfire’s visceral, embodied, heart-based approach to saving wildlands and waters. Reconnection Ecology® is a mode of healing, of reconciling our relationship with nature, and becomes powerful when more of us integrate it into our daily lives.
Through Reconnection Ecology, we can reawaken our bond with all that is Wild.
- With your beating heart, with your breath, and all the systems that bring you life
- With the wild in you, with that deeper connection to source behind name and story
- With the natural environment you inhabit and all of ecological services we depend on
- Listen carefully to sounds and senses you have ignored—stay curious and open
- Remember the lineage of human and non-human communities who’ve come before
- Learn about your local ecosystems and the importance of migration corridors around you
- Trust and honor your experiences with nature
- Notice excuses and reasons not to restore a place
- Create a field of possibility within you and in the place you live
- Consult others and collect a broad perspective
- Believe in and pursue what’s uniquely possible
- Make personal choices that honor wildlife and wildlands
- Integrate your experiences with nature to act on them
- Eat and travel with your values in mind
- Reduce or eliminate use of toxins and petroleum-based products and machinery
- Account for wildlife needs when considering building sites
- Protect local waterways
- Embrace the wild, ditch or resize the lawn!
- Landscape with native plants that will attract pollinators
- Connect with neighbors to collaborate on ideas
- Support local nonprofit organizations working to restore local ecosystems
- Engage politicians by sending letters, making calls, and elevating biodiversity as a priority
- Drive slowly at night in areas frequented by wild animals, respect signage, and keep pets away from sensitive areas
- Use wildlife-friendly fencing
Working together to protect biodiversity in Teton Valley and Beyond
Feel free to contact us to share your ideas on how to put Reconnection Ecology into practice. Reach us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.