Happy autumnal equinox week! This month’s exploration of the sublime aspects of nature and the recent hurricanes can lead us far from action and instead to wanting to run and hide under the covers from all things nature – and that is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a real thing called ecophobia and if
“We are experiencing sublime conditions of horror, you know?” ~Erica Moiah James, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami, founding director and chief curator of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. (citation) In light of the past week, this quote, and last month’s blog series
Do you know what I’m going to say about Earth Day? Yep! I know you do! “No saving anything!” “No tragedies before 4th grade!” “We must let children love the Earth before we ask them to save it!” You’ve heard it from me before, but Earth Day is just another good reminder. Just play outside!
With all the winter storms sweeping the country, I imagine there is going to be quite a bit of grime left over and what better way to spruce up the neighborhood or driveway than with a little cheerful environmental subtractive street art! I’m not sure the location of this one, but it could definitely be
For the past month, the new book Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence, authored by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow (and published by the Center for Ecoliteracy), has been quite a hot topic and is receiving a lot of praise from many sources – which on many levels it deserves. The book