Our identities are so intricately intertwined with our surroundings that the subtle yet powerful inﬂuences of place, which mold us, often go unrecognized. And place not only shapes us, we shape place. Our understandings of these intimate feedback loops are paramount to healthy relationships with the whole community of life.
In response to the political polarization within democratic governments worldwide, the Center for Humans and Nature has assembled a diverse set of reflections on governance, for the people and by the people. Democracy, citizenship, economics, and the land are all themes essential to this larger conversation.
As changing climate conditions alter Earth's weather patterns, freshwater challenges facing communities across the country – and the world – are intensifying. These challenges require us to look more intently at the effects of our current personal, political, and ecosystem management decisions on the health of hydrological cycles and to foster an ethical vision for the whole community of life.
In response to Pope Francis's June 18th encyclical letter, Laudato Si', the Center for Humans and Nature has assembled a diverse set of reflections on caring for the Earth and each other. Seemingly divergent perspectives and peoples are coming to the same conclusion: it is wrong to wreck the world and we have responsibilities to each other and the whole community of life.