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Lee Van Ham’s From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable
- This book is the 2nd of three in the series, “Eden for the 21st Century.” How does the content of this book fit into that series?
- The book agrees with those who say that the current crises are beyond anything our species has ever faced. What is it about our current moment that makes it so daunting?
- As your subtitle indicates, the book’s overall structure follows the sequence of a mythic heroic journey. How does that journey fit our task of keeping our planet livable?
- You attach a lot of importance to the experience of Call. Do you believe that our entire human species is being called to this heroic journey? What is the importance of speaking about our response to Earth’s ecological crises as a Call?
- Quite a few First Peoples speak in your book—especially in the “Foreword” (written by a Hau-den-o-SAU-ne woman) and in Chapter Seven where First Peoples are considered mentors and partners in OneEarth living. What is happening among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples that make their voices important to our heroic journey?
- It’s apparent that Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, has been important to how you understand our abilities as humans to move beyond what we’ve yet achieved. What is it about Jung that makes him so helpful in solving our ecological and civilizational crises?
- You speak about this as an apocalyptic time. Why do you find it helpful to speak of apocalypse? Many use that word to describe catastrophe.
- Every heroic journey is a quest for a treasure. What is the treasure that our heroic journey seeks in order to solve the crises we’re in?
- You join with Thomas Berry, the late “geologian,” and others in believing that we humans are capable of moving beyond greed, acquisitiveness, and domination and actually create a world beyond our current crises. On what do you base such belief?
- Heroic journeys take us on life-threatening adventures, but finally we arrive “home.” What does home look like in our journey from egos to Eden?
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- Part 2 — Episode 77: Fighting for Clean Water with Paula Wansa (9/15)
How a small group of women cleaned up California’s most toxic waste dump over 20 years and protected their water supply and school.
VIDEO — Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water
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Part 1 — Episode 76: Celebrating Ugly Food / Gleaning with Pastor Amy Beveridge, Gail McNichols-Oliver and Emily Wilson [9/1]
Exploring the intersection of food, water & faith in a time of drought.
Every Sunday in August, Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA), Templeton, CA – Speakers, film, music, worship, fun! + Ugly Food Banquet.
Bethel Lutheran’s Ugly Food Project promotion items (media releases, bulletin inserts, etc.) Plus an extended conversation with Gail McNichols-Oliver, a founder of GleanSLO, and Biblical reflections by Pr. Amy in light of Jesus’ feeding the multitudes.
√ 40% of food in America goes to waste in fields, gardens, stores, restaurants, schools.
√ Carrying a reusable “take home” container in our cars saves left-overs from our restaurant meals and keeps more single-use containers out of the landfill.
National Geographic, March, 2016, cover story: How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger
√ “Tossed Out: Food Waste in America” 29 min. video from NET Nebraska/Harvest Public Media. Site includes 3, 2-3 min. clips: “Inside a Landfill,” “Food Waste in the Family Home,” “Trash to Glass.”
√ GleanSLO volunteers – part of San Luis Obispo County, CA, Food Bank – rescue food from stores, fields and back yards and give it to agencies for distribution. GleanSLO.org
Making Applesauce – Gerald Iversen’s blog about how working with ugly food can be a spiritual experience.
Full Frame [Link TV]: Eradicating Hunger, includes segment at end on gleaning
Why People Are Falling in Love with “Ugly Food” – TIME, March, 2015
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Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s book Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, part of The OneEarth Project. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. || NEW three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Conversation about The OneEarth Project and the book, Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, by Lee Van Ham, including TheCommonGoodPodcast.com, episode 42 || Lee’s Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises
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