"Soliphilia" is the love of the totality of our place relationships, and a willingness to accept the political responsibility for protecting and conserving them at all scales. The concept has its origins in the French solidaire (interdependent) and the Latin solidus (solid or whole), and the love of one's fellow citizens and neighbors implied by the Greek … Continue reading Soliphilia

Applied Ethics in Human and Ecosystem Health: The Potential of Ethics and an Ethic of Potentiality

Glenn. A. Albrecht: First published in Ecosystem Health V 7 December 2001, 243-252. (old, but maybe still useful). Abstract We live at a time when billions of people on this earth cannot achieve their full potential. Their lives are cut short or impoverished by malnutrition, pollution and disease caused by failure of ecosystem and social … Continue reading Applied Ethics in Human and Ecosystem Health: The Potential of Ethics and an Ethic of Potentiality

Ecoanxiety and Meteoranxiety

Ecoanxiety and Meteoranxiety From Earth Emotions (2019 Cornell University Press). In psychology, there has been research on a branch of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) focused on the environment for many decades. The ‘environment’ in this context has meant anything connected to the suite of settings, external to the sufferer, which might be the cause of … Continue reading Ecoanxiety and Meteoranxiety

Symbiocene Principles

Key Foundational Symbiocene Principles (SP) are: SP 1 Regeneration: complete regeneration or biodegradability of all symbiotic inputs and outputs; SP 2 Safety: socially just forms of safe and renewable bioenergy; SP 3 Integration: complete integration of human systems with biogeochemical systems at all scales; SP 4 Renewal: use of the renewable resources of place and … Continue reading Symbiocene Principles

From the Anthropocene to the Symbiocene


A representation of the transition to the Symbiocene. It represents code red anthropogenic climate calescence (warming), biodiversity extinction, global pollution, soil exhaustion, water contamination etc etc from 1950 to 2022 and then a gradual code green shift toward the conditions of the Symbiocene (mental, physical and natural), by 2050.

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Unsafe Spaces

"The combined collapse of biophysical, cultural, and economic systems will have profound implications for the human psyche. Indeed, the pressure already put on our ecology and the climate has exerted stress on many people worldwide as climate change, extreme weather, radically altered landscapes, and various forms of pollution hit hard. Within a period of earth … Continue reading Unsafe Spaces

Yi-ran-na-li: A Cliff face at South Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, Australia.

Yi-ran-na-li: A Cliff face at South Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, Australia. A number of places along the Newcastle coastal environment are important to the Awabakal people and were recorded as such by Reverend Lancelot Threlkeld, a 'Missionary to the Lake Macquarie Aborigines' between 1824 and 1859. Reverend Threlkeld was coached in his interpretations by M’Gill, an … Continue reading Yi-ran-na-li: A Cliff face at South Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, Australia.

Symbiocene Art

The Symbiocene will be the next period in history when humans symbiotically re-integrate and live together with the rest of life (sumbiosis = to live together). The combination of human creativity and the elements of nature is an art in itself as the ar in art means to ‘fit together’. To fit together in harmonious collaboration is the … Continue reading Symbiocene Art