Category Archives: Books

Richard Louv at the Urban Ecology Center

Last week on May 18th I was fortunate to make it to the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) for a night with Richard Louv. He is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. He … Continue reading

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The Nature Principle

“In the Nature Principle, Richard Louv convincingly argues that the more high tech we become, the more nature we need.” “In his research, he discovered a growing body of evidence that a connection to the natural world can boost mental … Continue reading

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An Abbreviated History of Fossil Fuels

According to the Post Carbon Institute, fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we’re reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we’re in for an exciting ride. While there’s a real … Continue reading

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A Third Cup of Tea

Henry David Thoreau states in his novel Walden that, “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will … Continue reading

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Into the Wild – The Freedom of Solitude

What if someone examined their own day-to-day life? Most of us would admit to leading a lifestyle that is systemized and orderly, doing the same thing you do every day. People get so accustomed to this style of life and … Continue reading

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