Principles for Transition
Sustainability, Power, Reconnection
Description: Part 1 of this course develops a strong, demanding, focused notion of sustainability, one grounded in biophysical conditions and existing human practice. Part 2 elucidates power as part of the human condition, yet not necessarily coercive (power over) but also collaborative (power with).
Part 3 starts with the premise that at the root of humans' ecological problems is their disconnect from natural systems. Reconnecting via world view, localizing, and human-animal relations is explored.