Joanna Macy is an eco-philosopher and scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. Her work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. http://www.joannamacy.net
On February 14th and 15th, the Spring Creek Project sponsored a symposium entitled "Transformation Without Apocalypse: How to Live Well on an Altered Planet"
Whether you are inspired by alternative visions of the future, or haunted by scenarios of climate chaos, or simply motivated to live with compassion and awareness, we need your help in imagining and creating a saner future. This symposium brought together a diverse, energetic, engaged community to celebrate and create tangible visions of new/old ways to prosper without exhausting the planet.
The tenth keynote presentation was given by Joanna Macy.
The symposium was sponsored by:
the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word,
the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion,
the Hundere Endowment for Religion and Culture,
the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures,
the Environmental Humanities Initiative, and
the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University.