The Lorax taught us to speak for the trees. But what if we also learned to listen to them? Rev. Billy Talen When trees are cut, they send out the same electronic patterns as a wound of human flesh. And when some are injured by insects, they tell the others: […]
Statements of Texas Historical Commission staff don’t jibe with City claims that towering trees must be removed to fix the river wall.
To stop the destruction of life on this planet, international criminal codes must expand beyond human-focused war crimes and genocide to include ecocide—recognizing non-human life has inherent value. Heather Alberro & Luigi Daniele A movement of activists and legal scholars is seeking to make “ecocide” an international crime within the […]
Two years ago, the City of San Antonio launched a war on the birds of Elmendorf Lake. The target was the hundreds of cattle egrets who have been roosting at this Westside ecological gem for decades. By razing the island to the ground, and dismantling possibly hundreds of nests, the assault destroyed the nesting ground for many related migratory birds. Many young were killed.
For Indigenous scholar Robin Wall Kimmerer, Western grammatical norms of using “it” to refer to more-than-human relatives absolve settler cultures of moral responsibility for exploiting and dominating nature. Here’s what we can say instead, drawn from Kimmerer’s native Anishinaabe. Robin Wall Kimmerer Singing whales, talking trees, dancing bees, birds who […]
Louise Chawla As an environmental psychologist who works to improve children’s access to nature, I recently completed a review that brings two bodies of research together: one on connecting children and adolescents with nature, and the second on supporting healthy coping when they realize they are part of a planet […]
Deceleration.Live Episode 13 comes after a month-long break at the broadcast. In it we weave together several critical conversations on emerging movements and thought rising in San Antonio, including a talk with Ki’Amber Thompson of the Charles Roundtree Bloom Project, a nascent initiative connecting kids of incarcerated parents with the […]
Bird is still the word! Join us for the 12th annual Words For Birds, a two-part event celebrating all things avian for National Poetry Month. While the current public health emergency prevents our usual in-person reading at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, this year’s Words for Birds reading will continue in […]