'I am, because we are'-- Ubuntu Philosophy
Other beneficial Earth Practices
As a social organization of humans, nothing is better. Fro our 200,000 year history as Homo sapeins most of that time we were organized in Tribes. Proven to work by the test of time. But about 10,000 years ago, the rise of civilization began to eradicate the tribal way, leading the dominant culture we live in today where a handful of members are allowed (actually encouraged) to hoard resources and gain power over othes. Arguably, it does not work. Tribalism did. Our future generations will inevitably find a common ground.
The Earth is a wild place, and our pursuit driven by fear of taming it has proven to be devastating to biodiversity
Ultimately, tens to hundreds of years from now, I hope to our species regain our wild, psychic connection with Earth Systems.
Today, this is occurring in many ways: back to the land movements, civic agriculture, and conservation movements. Locally, I've been a founding board member of the Friends of the Owyhee.
More and more, I hope to see this effort sswitch from land politics to land rewilding using permaculture principles. In our current land use climate, land is over-managed to benefit only the human species. We can do better.
The landscape is broken up to to natural bioregions that sometimes do not have sharp boundaries. Human politics has defined boundaries where none exists and blurs some where they do.
For most of human history, our cultures where exlusive to bioregions and trade influence that occurred on the margins of those regions. Again, even under the demand of globalism, we still rise as unique cultures shaped by our landscapes.
A culture is a reflection of a landscape, and language is a reflection of that culture.
We can use language of science to help us in reclaiming our cultural identity with landscape.
Since 2016, I have served on the Board of Directors of CascadiaNow!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to a cultural resilient Cascadian bioregion.