What is Holism?

A holistic approach is the idea that a system should be seen as a whole entity rather than as a collection of individual parts. This idea has led to the concept of holism in human behavior, physical anthropology, and social…

Is Mother Nature Real?

is mother nature real

It’s not often that we tackle a question of such enormity. And the answer is quite complicated but we’ll give it a go. However, if you’re hoping for Mother Nature’s real name by the end of this article… you’re probably…

The Life & Times of James Lovelock

james lovelock

We’ve got a whole section of our website content dedicated to James Lovelock and his Gaia Theory. So as you might expect we have huge respect for this British scientist. But who is James Lovelock, what exactly is he responsible…

The Life & Times of an Ecocentrist

What Is ecocentrism

The age of the ecocentrist is here. If we want economic growth and population growth it has to be sustainable. And that means considering the intrinsic value of everything, not just human interests. But what are ecocentric values and what…

An Ecotheology Primer

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The word theology means “the study of God” (or, perhaps, “the study of religion”) and God’s relationship with people (often through Jesus Christ but not always). Thus, ecoetheology is the study of the relationship expressed between God and the natural…

A Brief History of Ecology (with timeline)

history of ecology

It might be a surprise to you but ecology is a relatively new discipline and while there were a few developments before the 20th century, this science has only really been considered “important” in the last 50 years or so.…

What is a Super Organism?

What is a Super Organism

A superorganism occurs when a group of synergetically (that is they cooperate to the benefit of all) cooperating organisms of a single species work together to create something greater than themselves. This is in contrast to the idea of a…

A Sustainable Glossary of Terms For 2022

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Active Transport The term active transport refers to the art of going from one place to another under your own steam. It encompasses activities such as walking, running, cycling, skating, scooting, skateboarding, etc. Biodegradable Something is biodegradable if it will…

Dune, Ecology & The Tansley Effect 

If you look up Arthur Tansley on Wikipedia, you’ll find the story of a botanist and ecologist who created huge amounts of data and science in his field.  But you won’t find a single mention of “The Tansley Effect” which…