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The Mindful Path to Sustainability

stephaniekazaStephanie Kaza links buddhism and sustainability in her new book, Mindfully Green: A Personal and Spiritual Guide to Whole Earth Thinking.  Sea Change Co-Host Francesca Rheannon covers coal protests at the Mount Tom Power Plant in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where she interviewed local activists Glen Ayers and Tina Clarke.  And finally, this week’s ViewPoint comes from Business for Social Responsibility CEO Aron Cramer, who proposes three corporate reforms.

Witnessing the unfolding disaster of our ecological crisis can be a lonely burden to carry. And our loneliness also keeps us from being able to do anything about it. Now environmental educator and meditator Stephanie Kaza has stepped in to lead us on the “green practice path.”  In her book, MINDFULLY GREEN: A Personal and Spiritual Guide to Whole Earth Thinking, she offers a simple, Buddhist-inspired philosophy for taking up environmental action in ways that overcome our separation from ourselves, each and our world.

Kaza is a Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.  Her previous books include DHARMA RAIN: Sources of Buddhist EnvironmentalismHooked!: Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume, and  THE ATTENTIVE HEART: Conversations with Trees.