Earth Jurisprudence - Earth Law

Earth Law Library

True wisdom consists in not departing from Nature and in moulding our conduct according to her laws and model. Seneca, ancient Roman Philosopher

This Earth Law library holds some of the materials on Earth Jurisprudence, and interrelated knowledge systems including Laws of Origin, Wild Law, Sacred Natural Sites and Territories, Community Ecological Governance, Gaia Science and Resilience, Eco-Literacy, and principles including the Rights of Nature, Ecocide and Future Generations.

Thank you to all those contributing to the revival and practice of Earth Jurisprudence/Earth Law for sharing your wisdom and work.

This is a living library so please do contact the Gaia Foundation to recommend additional materials.

Earth Jurisprudence

Overview

Berry, T. The Great Work: Our Way into the Future (Three Rivers Press, 2000)

Berry, T. 'Every Being Has Rights' (23rd Annual Schumacher Lecture, 2003)

Berry, T., Evening Thoughts Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community (Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 2006)

Cashford, J., 'Dedication to Thomas Berry', in Peter Burdon (ed) Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (Wakefield Press, 2011). Document available below.

Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network, 'Earth Jurisprudence' Leaflet (2014). Document available below.

Hosken, L.,'Reflections on an Intercultural Journey into Earth Jurisprudence' in Peter Burdon (ed) Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (Wakefield Press, 2011). Document available below.

Further Reading

Bell, M., 'Thomas Berry and an Earth Jurisprudence' An Essay (2002)

Bell, M., 'Why we need an Earth Jurisprudence system in the comox valley', a Presentation to the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship (February 15 2009)

Berry, T. The Dream of the Earth (Sierra Club 1988)

Berry, T. The Universe Story (HarperOne 1994)

Brenan, T., 'Stepping Stones' Ecologist (15 April 2013)

Burdon, P. 'Wild Law: The philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence' 35/2 Alternative Law Journal (2010)

Burdon, P., (ed) Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (Wakefield Press, 2011). See book review in the Ecologist.

Centre for Earth Jurisprudence, Groundswell, Spring 2010 vol 3(1)

Cullinan, C., 'A History of Wild Law' in Peter Burdon (ed) Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (Wakefield Press, 2011).

Gaia Foundation and CEG Global Alliance, Earth Jurisprudence Principles Consolidated (2009)

Gaia Foundation and CEG Global Alliance, 'Earth Jurisprudence Retreat: Principles and Practice for Community Ecological Governance', Retreat at Schumacher College (2009)

Gaia Foundation, 'Earth Ethics Series', edited by Stephen Frank (2007-2009)

Goodwin, B., How the Leopard Changed its Spots: Evolution of Complexity (Pheonix 1997)

Goodwin, B., Nature's Due: Healing Our Fragmented Culture (Floris Books 2007)

Greene, H., 'How We Get to an Ecozoic Society: Ecological Imagination/Common Sense', Center for Ecozoic Studies (2007)

Harding S., 'Earthly Rights', The Guardian (3 April 2007)

Higgins, P., 'Towards a Garden of Eden' in Peter Burdon (ed) Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (Wakefield Press 2011)

Koons, J., 'Earth Jurisprudence: The Future of Law and The Planet', The Young Lawyer (July 2008)

Leopold, A., A Sand County Almanac with Essays on Conservation (New York: Oxford University Press 2001)

Mason, I., 'Earth Jurisprudence' 247 Resurgence March/April (2008) 26-27

Mason, I., 'One In All: Principles and Characteristics of Earth Jurisprudence' in Peter Burdon (ed) Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (Wakefield Press 2011)

Munson, M. and Schaab, G. 'The Intrinsic Value of Nature', Resonances: Soundings from Law and Theology, Toward an Earth-Centered Jurisprudence (2009)

Naess, A., 'The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement', Inquiry 16 (1-4) 95 (1973)

Resurgence, 'Earth Democracy and Earth Justice' 214 (September/October, 2002)

Shiva, V., Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (London: Zed Books Ltd 2005)

Shiva, V., 'Earth Democracy Living Democracy', Resurgence No. 222 (2004)

Stone C. D., Should Trees Have Standing? And Other Essays on Law, Morals and the Environment (New York: Oceana Publications 1996)

Swimme, B., The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story (Bear & Company 1987)

Tucker, M. E., 'Thomas Berry and the New Story: An Introduction to the Work of Thomas Berry', (2009)

Thiong'o, N., 'Earth Jurisprudence in the African Context' in Peter Burdon (ed) Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (Wakefield Press 2011)

Tumusiime, F., 'Embracing Earth Law could Resurrect Mother Earth', Ugandan Law Society Journal 2014. Document available below.

Webb, C., 'The Mystique of the Earth: The Vision of Thomas Berry for an Earth Democracy', 59 Caduceus Magazine (April 2003)

Multimedia

Andrew Kimbrell, Nature's Law: Reinventing Environmental Jurisprudence (18 September 2007).

Centre for Earth Jurisprudence and Barry Law Review Symposium, 'Framing An Earth Jurisprudence For a Planet in Peril' (29 February 2008).

Earth Jurisprudence in the African Context, with Ng'ang'a Thiong'o (24 September 2007).

Earth Jurisprudence on Wikipedia.

Gaia Evening on Earth Ethics and Governance featuring Pat Siemen, Ng'ang'a Thiong'o, Jorge Ishizawa, Gurdial Singh Nijar, Carlos Mares and Silvia Gomez, 2 October 2009.

Earth Jurisprudence - Peter Burdon and Mari Margil interview with Phillip Adams on ABC's LateNightLive. (17th October 2011)

Helen Moore, Earth Justice poem, Henwen Publications, 2012

Helen Moore, Hedge Fund, and Other Living Margins ecopoetry collection, Shearsman Books, 2012

Ian Mason, The Principles of Earth Jurisprudence (24 September 2008).

Short interviews on Earth Jurisprudence, Schumacher College (Featuring Mphatheleni Makaulule, Roger Chennels, Richard Grossman and Mike Bell) (September 2009).

Thomas Berry, Earth is Community, DVD, Conference organised by Gaia Foundation and Green Spirit Books (September 2007).

United Natures, directed by Peter Downey, 1 June 2013 featuring Earth Jurisprudence advocates including Dr Vandana Shiva, Cormac Cullinan, Polly Higgins, Linda Sheehan and Dr Stephan Harding. See here for trailer.

Thomas Berry's 10 Principles of Earth Jurisprudence. See other statements of Earth Law Principles


Laws of Origin/Universe/Earth

Berry, T. and Swimme B., The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era - a Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos (San Francisco: Harper Collins 1994)

Campbell, C., 'Creation Story', 255 Resurgence (July/August 2009)

Campbell, J., Historical Atlas of World Mythology: Vol. 2, The Way of the Seeded Earth (New York: Harper & Row, 1988)

Campbell, J., Historical Atlas of World Mythology: Vol. 1, The Way of the Animal Powers (London: Times Books, 1984)

Campbell, J., The Masks of God: Creative Mythology (New York: Viking Press, 1968)

Campbell, J., The Masks of God: Occidental Mythology (New York: Viking Press, 1964)

Campbell, J., The Masks of God: Oriental Mythology (New York: Viking Press, 1962)

Campbell, J., The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology (New York: Viking Press, 1959)

Cashford, J., Gaia - From Story of Origin to Universe Story, Gaia Foundation (2011)

Cashford, J., The Moon: Myth and Image (Four Walls Eight Windows 2003)

Cashford, J., and Baring, A., The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image (Penguin 1993)

Gomez, S. and Ortiz, N.,'Laws of Origin' 255 Resurgence (July/August 2009)

Judge Weeramantry, Tread Lightly on the on the Earth: Religion, the Environment and the Human Future (World Future Council, 2009)

Maldonado, J. M., 'Law of the Mother', 250 Resurgence (September/October 2008)

Narby, J., Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge (Phoenix 1999)

Reichel-Dolmatoff, G., The Forest within: World-view of the Tukano Amazonian Indians (Themis Books 1996)

Multimedia

Goodwin, B., Nature's Due: Healing Our Fragmented Culture Gaia Evening podcast

Swimme, B., and Tucker, M., Journey of the Universe film and interview 2014


Sacred Natural Sites and Territories

African Biodiversity Network, Statement on Common African Customary Laws for the Protection of Sacred Natural Sites 2012

Almashev, C., 'Cultural Crossroads', 255 Resurgence (July/August 2009)

Gunn, A., & Thornton, C., Gaia report on 'Sacred Sites: An Overview' (2007)

Hosken, L., 'Potent Places', 255 Resurgence (July/August 2009)

Indigenous Peoples' and Local Communities Conserved Areas and Territories ICCA Toolkit 2012

Institute for Culture and Ecology, Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network, Recognising Sacred Natural Sites and Territories in Kenya, 2012

IUCN and UNESCO Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines No. 16, Sacred Natural Sites: Guidelines for Protected Area Managers 2008

Lutzenberger, L., 'Closer to the Sky', 255 Resurgence (July/August 2009)

NAPE and the Gaia Foundation, Mining and its Impacts on Water, Food Sovereignty and Sacred Natural Sites and Territories 2014

Thuku, K. 'The Sacred Footprint, A Story of the Karima Sacred Forest' (2008)

Verschuuren, B., Wild, R., McNeely J. and Oviedo G. (eds.), 'Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving Nature and Culture', Earthscan (2010)

Multimedia

Reconnecting with the Sacred 2014 by MELCA-Ethiopia

Sacred Voices film 2012 by the African Biodiversity Network and Gaia Foundation

Saving Sacred Lands: on US Radio show A World of Possibilities. Featuring interviews with Gathuru Mburu, Silvia Gomez, Liz Hosken and Toby McLeod about sacred sites and local communities/guardians of these sites at the International Conference of Ethnobiology in Tofino 2010.

Standing on Sacred Ground films 2014 by Christopher McLeod

Yaigojé Apaporis 2014 by Association of Leaders of the Yaigoje Apaporis, Gaia Amazonas and Gaia Foundation


Community Ecological Governance

Bassey, N., Re-Source Democracy (HOMEF, 2014)

Bell, M., 'What We Have Learned From Our Elders', (Toward the Development of the Nunavut Economic Strategy). A Discussion Paper (2003)

Berry, T., 'The Creative Role of Elders in the Human Community', 1/3 Second Journey 1 (2001)

Damtie, M., 'Practicing Wild Law: The Ethiopian Experience', September 2008

Gaia Foundation and CEG Global Alliance, 'Earth Jurisprudence Retreat: Principles and Practice for Community Ecological Governance', Retreat at Schumacher College, 2009

Hopkins, R., The Transition Town Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008)

Mahiber, M., 'Communal Forest Ownership: An Option to Address the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Ethiopia?', Proceeding of a workshop held at Chilimo Forest and Ghion Hotel (25-27 November 2008).

Mugisha, R., Earth Jurisprudence and Food Sovereignty, presentation at NAPE workshop, March 2014

NEF, The Great Transition: A Tale of How It Turned Out Right (London, 19 October 2009)

Ng'ang'a, Thiong'o, 'Earth Jurisprudence - Making the law work for Nature: EJ in an African context', presentation transcript at Schumacher College course, September 2008

Ng'ang'a, T., Earth Jurisprudence in the African Context, in Peter Burdon (ed) Exploring Wild Law, (Wakefield Press, 2011)

Multimedia

ABN, CEG Global Alliance and Gaia Foundation, Changing the Ethics of Our Governance Systems From the Ground Up - Experiences from Africa, Asia and the Americas (2 October 2009).

Colin Campbell, African Lore and Climate Resilience (24 April 2009).

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, 'Democracy Matters'.

Makaulule, M., interview

NAPE and the Gaia Foundation report launch and Earth Law 2014

Ng'ang'a, T., interview

Sinem Saban, Damien Curtis and Yolngu tribe, 'Our Generation' trailer

Venda Eco-mapping film 2009 by the Mupo Foundation and Gaia Foundation


Wild Law

Cullinan, C., Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice (Green Books: Totnes 2002; 2nd ed. 2011)

Burdon, P. (ed), Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (Wakefield Press, 2011)

Burdon, P. and Maloney, M., Wild Law - in Practice, (Routledge, 2014)

Boyle, S., 'On Thin Ice', The Guardian, Wednesday November 8, 2006.

Brenan, T., 'Wild Law: Recognising the Rights of Nature', Permaculture, 2011.

Burdon, P., 'The Rights of Nature: Reconsidered', 49 Australian Humanities Review 69 (2010).

Burdon, P., 'Towards an Earth-friendly legal system' June 29, 2009.

Cullinan, C., 'Taking Climate Change Seriously' 20 ELM 2008, 58-63.

Cullinan, C., 'Wild Law and the Challenge of Climate Change', 37 Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture 116 (2007).

Cullinan, C. and Oroza, P., 'We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth', The Huffington Post, 29 December 2009.

Environmental Law & Management (ELM) special issues: 20 ELM 2008, March- April 2007 and 18 ELM 2006.

Ferracioli, C., 'Reassessing Nature's Role in International Environmental Law: A Case for Weak-Ecocentrism', Masters dissertation, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Faculty of Law (2010).

Filgueira, B., and Mason, I. 'Wild Law: Is Earth Jurisprudence a practical philosophy of law?' 21(5) ELM 2009, 260-269.

Filguera, B. and Mason, I., 'Wild Side of the Law', The Guardian 4th May 2009.

Gaia Foundation and UKELA report: 'Wild Law: is there any evidence of Earth Jurisprudence in existing law and practice?'. Download below.

Guth, J., 'Law for the Ecological Age', 9 Vermont Journal Of Environmental Law 431 (2008).

Higgins, P., Eradicating Ecocide: Laws and Governance to Stop the Destruction of the Planet, Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd, 2010. (Winner of the Peoples' Book Prize 2011).

Kimbrell, A., 'Halting the Global Meltdown, can Environmental Law play a role?' 20 ELM 2008, 64-70.

Mason, I. Straws in the wind of legal revolution, The Environmentalist, Issue 83, 7 September 2009.

Munson, M., Legal Expression of Indigenous Peoples' Worldviews: An Analysis of the Proposed Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth, IUCN Policy Matters 66 (2010).

Presentations from Australian Earth Jurisprudence Conferences 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Rivers, Liz., 'Creative Regulation: How Wild Law Can Rehabilitate Governance and Regulation' (2007) 19 ELM 84-86.

Rivers, L., 'How to be a Wild Lawyer', Environmental Law & Management, issue 18 (2006).

Rivers, L. 'Wild Law Spreads like Wildfire!' Report on first Australian Earth Jurisprudence Conference, 2009

Southern Cross University Law Review's 2011 Special Edition on Earth Jurisprudence.

Strickland, M., 'Fighting for Earth Justice: The First Wild Law Mock Trial', 20 ELM 2008, 76-80.

Stutzin, G., 'Nature's Rights', 210 Resurgence (2002).

Submissions to the United Nations' Rio +20 Summit calling for Earth-centred governance by the Alliance for Future Generations, Earth Law Centre, Global Alliance for Rights of Nature, Wild Law UK, Planetary Boundaries Initiative.

Multimedia

Cormac Cullinan and Richard Moules discuss some of the fundamental principles of the Law of Mother Earth. Hosted by the BBC World Service (12 April 2011).

Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil interview environmental attorney Cormac Cullinan, author of Wild Law, on the radio show Democracy Matters Podcast. Cullinan talks about the Rights of Nature (2 May 2011).

Andrew Kimbrell, Natural Law: An Interview (24 September 2007).

BBC Radio 4 Law in Action. Exploration of the rights of ecosystems.

BBC Radio 4's Unreliable Evidence programme, 27th May 2009. A debate on Wild Law and climate change.

Cormac Cullinan, Wild Law A Manifesto for Earth Justice (14 April 2004).

Costing the Earth- Can Lawyers Save the World. Interviews including Gaia Foundation, Climate 9 and Polly Higgins.

Ecocide mock trial in UK Supreme Court, organised by Polly Higgins and Hamilton Group. See trailer and film.

Ecocide Sentencing, Restorative Justice Event 31st March - featuring the Gaia Foundation as voice of Earth and wider humanity (part 1 of 2)

Nnimmo Bassey, 'Justice for the Earth Community: Defending the Rights of Nature and Holding Corporations to Account', short film at Gaia Foundation, September 2011.

Nnimmo Bassey, 'Justice for the Earth Community: Defending the Rights of Nature and Holding Corporations to Account', podcast, September 2011.

Resonance FM 104.4 - Deep Fried Planet. Interviews including with Climate 9 and Gaia Foundation about climate change, direct action and Earth Jurisprudence.

Tom Brenan interview on Wild Law and Permaculture, 21st Century Permaculture, 2014

Trees Have Rights Too. Global social movement for a Universal Declaration on Planetary Rights.

Wild Frontiers. Online community forum set up by Comac Cullinan to share wisdom and experience on Wild Law.

Wild Law Facebook group.


Rights of Nature and Ecocide

Barlow M., Bassey N., Biggs S., Cullinan C., Galleano E, Goldtooth T., Shiva V., Tutu D., The Rights of Nature: The case for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth (2011).

Barlow, M., Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever (2014)

Berry, T. Every Being Has Rights (23rd Annual Schumacher Lecture), 2003

Biggs, S., Welcome to 'frackland': does a river have the right not to be polluted? (Open Democracy, 2014)

Brenan, T., 'Wild Law: Recognising the Rights of Nature' Permaculture (2011)

Burdon, P., 'The Future of a River: Earth Jurisprudence and the Murray Darling Basin' (2012)

Burdon, P., 'The Rights of Nature: Reconsidered', 49 Australian Humanities Review 69 (2010)

Burdon, P. 'Towards an Earth-friendly legal system' (2009)

Burdon, P. 'Earth Rights: The Theory', in IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (e-Journal Issue 2011 (1))

Council of Canadians, Fundacion Pachamama and Global Alliance, 'Does Nature Have Rights: Transforming Grassroots Organizing to Protect the People and the Planet' 2010

Cullinan, C. and Oroza, P., 'We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth', The Huffington Post, 29 December 2009

Davies, B., 'Does it make sense for the law to confer rights on the environment', 23 ELM 2011, 122-127

Declaration - Blue Pavilion - Peoples' Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012

Higgins, P. 'Eradicating Ecocide: Laws and Governance To Prevent the Destruction of our Planet' (22 February 2012)

International Women's Earth and Climate Initiative Declaration

Ito, M, Being Nature - A European Citizens Inititative for Recognizing and Respecting the Inherent Rights of Nature, (New York, September 2013)

Lake, O., Rights of Nature and an Earth Community Economy, (January 2013)

Mason, I. 'Earth, Rights and insects: an holistic approach to environmental law', 19 ELM 2007

Milam, R. Rivers and Natural Ecosystems as Rights Bearing Subjects

Munson, M., Legal Expression of Indigenous Peoples' Worldviews: An Analysis of the Proposed Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth, IUCN Policy Matters 66 (2010).

Nash, R, F., The Rights of Nature, A History of Environmental Ethics, (University of Wisconsin Press,1989)

Sheehan, L., 'Nature's rule of law through rights of waterways' in Voigt, C., (ed) Rule of Law for Nature: New Dimensions and Ideas in Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press 2013) 230

Stutzin, G., 'Nature's Rights', 210 Resurgence (2002)

The Rights of Nature, The Case for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth - a collection co-produced by Global Exchange, the Council of Canadians, The Pachamama Alliance, and Fundacion Pachamama. (2011)

United Nations Harmony with Nature documents

York, S., People's Rights, Planet's Rights: Holistic Approaches to a Sustainable Population, (2012)

Multimedia

Bassey, N., 'Justice for the Earth Community: Defending the Rights of Nature and Holding Corporations to Account', short film at Gaia Foundation, September 2011

Bassey, N., 'Justice for the Earth Community: Defending the Rights of Nature and Holding Corporations to Account', podcast, September 2011

Brenan, T., Permaculture and Wild Law interview 2014

Brenan, T., 'Wild Law in the UK' and Nadal, C., 'Earth Law in Practice' presentations at the Rights of Nature Conference, Nottingham Contemporary video and blog (January 2015)

Ecocide trial in UK Supreme Court 2011 and Restorative Justice Process 2012

Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature International Rights of Nature Tribunal in Quito, Ecuador and in Lima, Peru 2014, and Regional Tribunals in the U.S. and Australia.

Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature film 2014

Natalia Greene, Interviewed at the Bioneers Conference about Ecuador's recognition of the Constitutional Rights of Nature (15 November 2011)

Higgins, P., Interview

Panted Monkey Radio Interviews with Ken Rose and noted Rights of Nature Advocates.

Rights of Nature Conference at Nottingham Contemporary UK (24 January 2015) video and blog featuring Cormac Cullinan, Tom Brenan (Wild Law UK), Carine Nadal (Gaia Foundation), indigenous activists and artists.

Sheehan, L., interviews: Sustainability Rights of Nature (2011) and Earth Jujitsu (2013)

Siemen, P., The Rights of Nature, TEDx talk, 2013

Strickland, M., interview: A discussion about Rights of Nature and the Rio Earth Summit 2012 on 'Radio Resonance 104.4fm' (February 2012)

Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil interview environmental attorney Cormac Cullinan on the radio show Democracy Matters Podcast about the Rights of Nature (2 May 2011)

Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth - a short film.


Gaia Science and Resilience

Armitage, D., F.Berkes and N.Doubleday, Adaptive Co-Management: Collaboration, Learning and Multi-Level Governance (UBC Press: Vancouver, 2007).

Carson, R., Silent Spring (Houghton Mifflin, 1962).

Chapin, F.S., Kofinas, G.P. and C.Folke, Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship: Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management in a Changing World (Springer: New York, 2009).

Cork, S. (ed.) (on behalf of Australia21) Resilience and Transformation (CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, 2010).

Edwards, C., Resilient Nation, (Demos, 2009).

Goodwin, B., 'Gaian Renaissance', 247 Resurgence 30 (March/April 2008).

Goodwin, B., 'Resilience', 250 Resurgence (September/October 2008).

Gunderson, L.H. and C.S. Holling, Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems (Island Press: Washington, 2002).

Harding, Stephan. Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia, Green Books, 2009.

Lovelock, J., Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979).

Lovelock, J., Gaia: The Practical Science of Planetary Medicine (London, GAIA Books, 1991).

Lovelock, J., The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back - and How We Can Still Save Humanity (Santa Barbara, CA: Allen Lane 2006).

Macy, J., and Johnstone, C., Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy (New World Library, California, 2012)

Macy, J., and Brown, M., Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World (New Society, 1998)

Meadows, D.H., Thinking in Systems: A Primer (Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont, 2008).

Norberg, J., Wilson, J., Walker, B., Ostrom, E., 'Diversity and resilience of social-ecological systems', in Norberg, J. & Cummings, G. (eds.) Complexity theory for a sustainable future (Columbia University press: New York, 2008).

Roderick, P., The Feasibility of Environmental Limits Legislation, A discussion paper for WWF-UK, 2001 . Note also the Declaration on Planetary Boundaries.

Sheldrake, R. Dr. A New Relationship with the Living Earth Gaia Evening talk [Earth Ethics - Issue 3, 2007]

Walker, B. and Salt, D., Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World (Island Press, Washington, 2006)

Westra, L., Bosselmann, K., and Westra, R., Reconciling Human Existence with Ecological Integrity: Science, Ethics, Economics and Law (Eds.) in Environmental Law (2009) 21 (2): 387-389

Wheatley, M., and Frieze, D., Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale (The Berkana Institute, 2006).

Multimedia

Stephan Harding, Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia (6 December 2006).

Martin Powell, Global Warming poem, 2009


Future Generations

Brand, S., The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility - The Ideas Behind the World's Slowest Computer, (Basic Books, 2000)

Crompton, T., Common Cause: A Case for Working with our Cultural Values, (WWF, 2010)

Griffith, J., Pip-Pip: A Sideways Look at Time, (Flamingo, 2000)

Ipsos MORI opinion poll on the British public in November 2011, commissioned by the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development and Intergenerational Foundation, found a majority of people placed the needs of future generations of all people living on Earth above future generations of their own family, and over a fifth of people place the needs of future generations of all "plants and animals living on Earth" first.

Roderick P., 'Taking the Long View: UK Governance Options for a Finite Planet' (2010)

The International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School, 'Models for Protecting the Environment for Future Generations', Science and Environmental Health Network (October 2008)

Ward, H., 'Learning from the Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations' UKELA's Electronic Journal, E-law, (November 2009)

Multimedia

Gaia Evening in collaboration with Alliance for Future Generations, 'Our Legacy, Our Future: UK Governance Options for a Finite Planet', with Peter Roderick, Halina Ward, Dr Janos Zlinszky and Philippe Sands QC, June 2011 - a short film.

Ministry for Future Generations.


Eco-Literacy

Berry, T., 'The University: Its Response to The Ecological Crisis', Paper delivered before the Divinity School and the University Committee on Environment at Harvard University (April 11 1996).

Capra F., 'Landscapes of Learning: Experiencing Ecological Relationships and Community is the Key to Ecoliteracy', Resurgence Magazine 8 (September/October 2004).

Hosken, L., 'The Language of Nature', 247 Resurgence 24 (March-April 2008).

Louv, R., The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin Books, 2012)

Louv, R., Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin Books, 2008)

Macy, J. and Jan North Brown, M., Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World (Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 1998).

Orr, D., 'The Learning Curve: All Education is Environmental Education', 226 Resurgence Magazine (September/October 2004).

Siemen, P. 'Earth Jurisprudence: Nexus of Law and Earth Literacy' (2009)

Woodland Trust Natural Childhood, report about Nature Deficit Disorder

Multimedia

Centre for Earth Jurisprudence syllabi


Earth Economics

Eisenstein, C., Sacred Economics (Evolver Editions 2011)

Mason, I., Wilderness, Justice and Economics paper presented for the Altai Forum (May 2014)

UNEP Green Economy High Level Panel on uniting the Rights of Nature and Green Economy, 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention of migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) November 2014

Multimedia

Harmony with Nature: Economics, Justice and Mother Earth, 3rd Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature (May 2013)