‘Dear Dandelion’ – Polly Higgin’s legacy to prevent ecocide grows

"...imagine a future where the principles by which the world operates are golden rules: first do no harm, care for all life, seek joy ...'Dear Dandelion' - A poem by Jojo Mehta dedicated to the memory of Polly Higgins 1968-2019. On Easter Sunday I was reflecting on the sudden, tragic loss of an outstanding, compassionate,…Read more ‘Dear Dandelion’ – Polly Higgin’s legacy to prevent ecocide grows

‘The Battle of Moytura Or The Battle for the Soul of Ireland’:- why ecoliteracy for the arts is essential now

This is a special post for me. I’m reflecting on the first of what I expect to be many more contributions from ecoliterate creatives I am getting to know in my online ecoliteracy course. I now have the good fortune to meet such talented creatives from all art disciplines and from across the world, in my efforts to bring ecoliteracy to the arts. Their work has nourished me in these challenging times.

I’d like to share this new work below from Irish writer Fearghal Duffy who has a deep interest in Irish myth and who was ‘a student’ in my first 6-week ‘Haumea Ecoliteracy for Creatives and Art Educators’ pilot online course (I hesitate to call my cohort ‘students’ as they are remarkably talented).

This new work from Fearghal came about as I invited my first cohort of students to present a small work for our last online Zoom group…

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Ecocentric cinema by Andrew Denton

https://vimeo.com/33753042 One of the filmmakers I met in Melbourne at the ASLEC-ANZ Regarding the Earth: Ecological Vision in Word and Image 2012 conference was Andrew Denton, who is a senior digital design lecturer at AUT Auckland. I was delighted to see his work as he like me is a NZer and often examines forests in…Read more Ecocentric cinema by Andrew Denton