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Spiritual Ecology and Action

It All Starts with the Living Land: A conversation with Kareen Erbe, Permaculture Designer

Kareen Erbe joins us from her home in Bozeman, MT. Kareen has a BSc. in Environmental Science from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and is an experienced permaculture practitioner. She is certified in Permaculture Design and completed an advanced perma...

The Psychology of Climate Action: A Conversation with Renee Lertzman
EPISODE 37 Spiritual Ecology and Action

The Psychology of Climate Action: A Conversation with Renee Lertzman

Renée Lertzman, PhD, joins us from her home in Marin County, California, north of San Francisco. For 30 years, Renée has been building a practice that applies psychological insights to how sustainability, environment, and climate practitioners can be more effective at reaching people. She earned a Master’s in Environmental Rhetoric from UNC Chapel Hill, and […]

The Power of Meaningful Nature Experiences: A Conversation with Dr. Matthew Zylstra
EPISODE 36 Spiritual Ecology and Action

The Power of Meaningful Nature Experiences: A Conversation with Dr. Matthew Zylstra

Dr. Matthew Zylstra is a conservation ecologist with over 15 years of international experience in research, education and facilitation of collaborative social-ecological change processes. Matt has co-founded several organisations, including EarthCollective and Living Lands. He currently serves as founding director for the Organisation for Noetic Ecology, research associate with the Sea Change Project, and lead […]

We Are All Related: A Conversation with Stan Rushworth
EPISODE 34 Spiritual Ecology and Action

We Are All Related: A Conversation with Stan Rushworth

Whether we’re addressing our traumatic histories in search of personal and societal healing or working to avoid climate disaster, Native American author and academic Stan Rushworth teaches that we must recognize the interconnectedness of all facets of Life. Only then can we make true progress toward a better world for all. Transcript Bonus Content This […]

The Crisis of Heart and Mind: A Conversation with Deena Metzger
EPISODE 33 Spiritual Ecology and Action

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 people, the physical expression of the Wise Woman […]

Businesses Working for the Earth: A Conversation with Aimée Christensen
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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’ […]

Coming Together for Radical Change: A Conversation with Derrick Jensen
EPISODE 27 Spiritual Ecology and Action

Coming Together for Radical 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 this episode of Earthfire Radio, Dr. Susan Eirich talks with author and activist Derrick Jensen about the need to unite in our efforts to shift […]

What We Can Learn from Loving Animals: A Conversation with Andrew Harvey
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What We Can Learn from Loving Animals: A Conversation with Andrew Harvey

In a fascinating, passionate wide-ranging podcast, mystical scholar Andrew Harvey and Dr. Susan Eirich of the Earthfire Institute explore the nature of the human/animal/nature relationship. They discuss the dangers of projecting our own human emotions and motivations onto animals, the value of learning to appreciate the animal self, and the joy and pain we experience […]

Reawakening a Spiritual Relationship with Nature and Animals: A Conversation with Wildlife Vet Linda Bender and Susan Eirich
EPISODE 22 Spiritual Ecology and Action

Reawakening a Spiritual Relationship with Nature and Animals: A Conversation with Wildlife Vet Linda Bender and Susan Eirich

Last year, Susan was the keynote speaker at the first session of an online webinar series hosted by world-renowned wildlife vet Linda Bender. Having lived with rescued wild animals native to the rocky mountains over the course of their lifetimes, Susan has witnessed paradigm-shifting events that shed new light on what connects us to the […]

From Spirituality to Action: A Conversation with Buddhist Scholar David Loy
EPISODE 21 Spiritual Ecology and Action

From Spirituality to Action: A Conversation with Buddhist Scholar David Loy

In this conversation, Susan sits down with Professor of Buddhist and Comparative Philosophy, David Loy, to explore the need to turn spirituality into action for Life. David Loy at Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center David R. Loy is a professor of Buddhist and comparative philosophy, a prolific writer, and a teacher in the Sanbo Zen […]