Satish Kumar Introduction (02:01)
Silver Donald Cameron outlines Kumar's deep ecology values and work in peace activism and education.
Environmental Developments (02:17)
Kumar reflects on how ecological awareness has increased since he became editor of Resurgence Magazine in 1973.
Anthropogenic View (02:26)
Kumar discusses how the belief in limitless resources led to environmental destruction; relationships to the natural world are slow to develop.
Kumar identifies human superiority over nature as a major challenge to sustainability goals.
Human Resilience (03:32)
Kumar believes that sustainability is a negative term, and that we should design social and economic systems according to uncertainty and chaos.
Natural and Local Systems (04:42)
Kumar cites renewable energy as a design element for community resilience, and explains why nuclear energy is unsustainable.
Deforestation Impacts (06:02)
Kumar explains why removing trees is contributing to climate change, and urges immediate reforestation efforts.
Reverential Ecology (03:11)
Taking deep ecology one step further, Kumar describes his philosophy that nature is sacred and should be received with gratitude.
Recognizing Interconnections (02:38)
Kumar calls for shifting from the collective egocentric view to an eco-centric one that places humans within nature.
Wild Law Framework (02:00)
Kumar calls for enshrining the rights of nature into a U.N. charter and adopting the Reverential Ecology principle of waste elimination.
Cyclical Economy (04:45)
Kumar explains how the linear economic system produces waste and outlines how a natural law system would recycle resources.
Elegant Simplicity (03:56)
Kumar explains why economic growth based on materialism is unsustainable and discusses ways to reduce consumption.
Ecology and Social Justice (03:44)
Kumar outlines his "Soil, Soul, and Society" philosophy and discusses how economic system flaws produce hunger and obesity among humans.
Resilient Community Model (05:03)
Kumar describes his family's self-sufficient farm that taught him ecological and social values. He cites Bhutan as an example of living in harmony with nature.
Industrial Lifestyle (03:14)
Kumar explains that the economic model has damaged the environment, and we will have to address pollution.
Reversing Ecological Damage (03:47)
Kumar discusses how the industrial paradigm is spreading globally, and hopes that humans will use ingenuity to live in harmony with nature before it's too late.
Cultivating Mass Consciousness (05:01)
Kumar cites desegregation and the Soviet Union collapse as proof that change is possible, and advocates grassroots activism for building a resilient future.
Credits: Spirituality and Ecology: Satish Kumar (00:16)
Credits: Spirituality and Ecology: Satish Kumar
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