Deep Ecology describes a philosophical approach to understanding our role in nature, recognizing that all components of any ecosystem have equal standing as members of the greater community. Taking a “systems approach” to our perception of nature, we meet other organisms as peers, partners, and playmates. To reach such an understanding, we often have to face our grief and sorrow at the state of the world and the part we play in damaging the environment. Only then can we heal and go forward, seeing with new eyes.
This interactive session, requiring deep personal work, is based on Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, taking us through gratitude, pain, perception, and progress. Advance registration is required:
Directions: Severson Dells Nature Center - 8786 Montague Rd., Rockford, IL 61102 - From Bypass 20 south of Rockford, take the Montague Road exit. Turn southwest on Montague Road and continue approximately four miles, past Meridian Road, to the second left after passing Weldon Road.