While Indigenous cultures all over the globe viewed (and often still view) the entire natural world as imbued with consciousness, it's only very recently that contemporary science has finally begun to question the dualist, Cartesian world-view that for the last few centuries has seen humans as our planet's only conscious agents, radically separate from nature.
Cutting-edge research is increasingly rediscovering what our ancesters understood, that the animal, vegetal and fungal realms are teeming with organisms making conscious decisions, responding intelligently to their surroundings. Leading figures in this burgeoning field are transforming the way science understands intelligence in nature, using modern science to help restore the kinship with the web of life we so desperately need if we are to have any hope of addressing the civilizational crisis we face.
As founder and President of L.A.’s legendary TreePeople, Andy Lipkis has brought visionary solutions to the once-poster child of municipal environmental dysfunction. Inventing the citizen forestry movement and engaging hundreds of thousands of Angelenos, over decades he has systematically demonstrated how to repair and restore an urban watershed by... Read More
Our weekly newsletter provides insights into the people, projects, and organizations creating lasting change in the world.