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    Charter for Compassion’s Environment Sector Read with Jennifer J. Wilhoit

    “Weaned Seals and Snowy Summits:
    Stories of Passion for Place and Everyday Nature”

    By Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D. and Stephen B. Jones, Ph. D.

    June 10, 2020 - 7 a.m. Pacific Time
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    JW CVRimage copyWeaned Seals and Snowy Summits: Stories of Passion for Place and Everyday Nature
    is a collection of revelations that two Earth-loving souls have gleaned through nature exploration. The authors are focused on how soil and birds; trees and rivers; rain, cycles, and science can inspire creativity and care for the land. The authors’ lives have taken different trails, yet they are aligned in promoting environmental stewardship through understanding, inspiration, and enjoyment of the ecological world. They share the goal of leaving the world a better place. It is by deep engagement with creatures and landscapes that one feels the interconnection with the web of all living beings and finds wisdom for everyday living. Travel through the pages of this book to see the beauty and awe of this Earth.

    About the Authors:Jennifer J. Wilhoit, PhD will be joining us. She is a spiritual ecologist, the founder of TEALarbor stories, and the author of books, articles, and blogs focused on the inner/outer landscape. Learn more: www.tealarborstories.com  and  http://tealarborstories.blogspot.com

    Books by Jennifer J. Wilhoit

    Weaned Seals and Snowy Summits (2019) [co-authored with Steve Jones]
    Writing on the Landscape (2017)
    Weaving a Network (2009)
    Common Ground Between Crafts Collectives and Conservation (2008)

    About the Co-Author:Stephen B. Jones, PhD will not be joining us. He is a passion-fueled, purpose-driven, retired four-time university president; lifelong nature enthusiast; environmental educator; Earth steward; author; speaker; land ethicist; husband, father, and grandfather. Learn more at stevejonesgbh.com

    Introducing your host

    KateKate Trnka is currently serving as the Lead Ambassador for the Environment Sector of the Charter for Compassion and is the Coordinator of the Charter’s Global Read Program.Kate is a writer, educator, and small business owner. She is the author of many poems and the second edition of If These Trees Could Talk, Park 1: Messages from the Trees of Sunset Park is available to order. This edition contains additional content and photos. Kate has also begun leading workshops around her newest publication, Our Sense-Able Nature: Mindful Re-Connecting with Nature Activity Cards which provides nature inspired activities connecting us to our 54 natural senses/sensitivities.She is the founder of The Sacred Earth Institute – a place that teaches people how to return to well-being by reconnecting with the natural world. As a Feng Shui practitioner, Kate, helps to balance your environment by teaching you how to mindfully create your own personal spaces.She also operates a holistic health and wellness center.Kate has her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education and is now enjoying semi-retirement after her 26-year career as a public-school teacher. She is working on completing her PhD in Ecopsychology.

     Re-Awakening Reverence for Mother Earth

    The human brain now holds the key to our future.We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected.That is our home.   ~David Suzuki

    A World of Extremes

    Now in the second decade of the twenty-first century, we find ourselves facing a number of extreme situations that were barely thought of a century ago:

    • Oceans on the brink of catastrophe

    • Ozone holes above the Arctic

    • Melting glaciers and rising seas

    • Increasingly violent or extreme weather

    • More pollution in our air

    • Genetic manipulation of plants and food

    • The desperate need for clean water

    • An exploding world population

    • Alarming, dwindling populations of bees, frogs, elephants, whales and other species and an increase in mutations

    An Urgent Call

    Many of us—as individuals and in a variety of environmentally-based organizations, have understood the urgency of these extremes and the compelling need to take action.

    The Charter for Compassion: Making Connections

    The Charter for Compassion, begun as a simple document, and now grown to a global grass roots movement, serves to connect these kindred individuals and organizations around the globe through the science of technology and the magic of collaboration.

    Environmental Focus

    The Environment sector of our movement includes individuals and partner organizations that have a passionate—and compassionate-- concern for the Earth and all life that inhabits and interconnects on our planet.Whether it’s eco-economy, growing eco-municipalities, climate change, artificial agriculture, food production, political indifference or influence, the treatment of animals, land grabs and mismanagement, exploitation of the Indigenous, the distribution of scarce resources, double standards, abuse of power and authority, the trampling of human and civil rights, they all serve to right the indifference that abdicates human stewardship for the planet and all its sentient life.

    The vision and mission of the Environment sector of the Charter for Compassion speaks to the responsibility we have to be stewards of our planet and the actions we undertake to guarantee justice for all living things.

    Vision: All humans taking responsibility for the thriving of Mother Earth.
     
    Mission: Galvanize and support compassionate actions that honor and sustain the web of life.
     
    Today...we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.   ~Pope Francis
     
    As you review the material in this section, please take special note of our new project, The Compassion Tree Project.  You may be interested in the Environment Compassion Reader, and the Environment Annotated Bibliography.  Of special note should be three additional Charters that are endorsed by the Charter for Compassion.

     

    NEW! Environment Sector AMBASSADOR PROGRAM Starting Soon!

    We are starting a new Ambassador Program - If you want to make a difference in your place in the world and would like to promote the work of the Charter for Compassion's Environment Sector, stay tuned. Details coming soon!

    Become a Charter Partner

    The Charter for Compassion serves as a network which connects and encourages communication among the many and varied initiatives focusing on the compassionate treatment of our planet - Mother Earth.

    We ask those who are interested to affirm the Charter and become a Partner. Please join us in the sharing of ideas, plans, and actions with others who are also promoting compassionate action for our Mother Earth.

    If the leaders won’t lead, the politicians won’t listen, and corporations won’t care, we the people can.

     

    The Environment Sector lead is Kate Trnka.

    To contact Kate send her an e-mail.

     

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