Thursday, 10 December 2009

Dark Mountain - carbon, nature and culture

I am an environmentalist because I love nature. It's as simple as that for me. So I am always pleased to find an article by Paul Kingsnorth who believes the environmental movement has lost its way and has become too focused on reducing emissions at the expense of nature. You can read a recent article of his in the Ecologist here. You can read a series of his articles on the Guardian newspaper website here.

Paul Kingsnorth is one of the founders of the Dark Mountain Project, a new cultural movement for an age of global disruption that aims to question the stories that underpin our failing civilisation, to craft new ones for the age ahead and to write clearly and honestly about our true place in the world. You can get involved in the Dark Mountain project here.

I'm away for a few day and won't be blogging but will be back on Tuesday.

Thinking Green

14 comments:

Jasmine said...

Enjoy your break, it a busy time...

I will read that article as I am inclined to agree. Nature is my greatest concern.

PurestGreen said...

Thank you for the wonderful links!

Also loving your banner. Enjoy your time away.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Thank you very much for the useful links.

"Guppy" Honaker said...

The "Green Mountain Project" sounds like a good endeavor. Heaven knows we have to do something, and fast, to return health to Mother Earth. (I'm a "Mormon," to my knowledge we are the only religion in the Judeo-Christian tradition that believes the Earth is a living, thinking being.)
-David
Aloe Vera 101

Rabbits' Guy said...

I'm pretty sure the people who make things happen or not happen won't be reading much about Dark Mountain. At least not until it comes off its ivory (ebony?) tower and has some day to day usefulness.

I hope it does ... we need new stories and new values.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Rabbits Guy - the project has only just started, give it a chance! Also I think it is useful to have places where thinking is shared, its then how you get that out into the world can be a challenge...

Selma said...

I didn't know about this so thank you for the links. I also wanted to say to Guppy that I didn't realise the Mormons believed that and now I feel we should all follow their example. An enlightening post in many ways!

Melissa B. said...

Thanks for sharing this...you're right on the mark. And I wanted to thank you soooooooo much for stopping by on my Special SITS Day. It's taken me a while to get back, but I hope to see you around the blogosphere again soon!

The Sun Also Rises

Cathy said...

have a great break! i agree--i grew up in CO and the mountains are my inspiration. i'll read that article!

Titus said...

Thanks Poet, excellent articles from a very sane man.

Have a good break!

Julie said...

Hi, Juliet. Thank you for the links. It gives me a lot to think about.

I'll go back and read more now. Have a good break!

ramblingwoodsgreen.com said...

Interesting concept. I have added the feed to the Thinking Green website. I tend to agree that we have lost our way and admire anyone who is willing to get out there and grab attention..Thank you for posting this....Michelle

Thomma Lyn said...

Fascinating links, and the Paul Kingsnorth article gives excellent food for thought. I'll be perusing the Dark Mountain Project -- sounds interesting. Like you, I love nature, gardening, and some of the most meaningful moments of my life are spent in the mountains.

eileeninmd said...

Have a nice break and thanks for the links.