• NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter February 2020 – DEFORESTATION: SUICIDE BY GOVERNMENT

    Previous issues of Now Hear This have outlined the unsustainable practices of timber corporations in our area. What’s perhaps more egregious is the role of government itself. When deforestation is contributing to —climate change through robbing the planet of its ability to sequester carbon, —the rapid extinction of thousands of species of wildlife, —and the […]

  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter MIDWINTER 2019 – CLIMATE REALITIES and CLIMATE GRIEF– HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

    CLIMATE REALITIES and CLIMATE GRIEF– HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM This midwinter issue of NHT explores the anxiety that the issue of climate change can have on our mental health as the reality increasingly comes into focus.  Aside from going full Chicken Little on one hand or living in denial on the other, how do […]

  • NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER – Guest article from Nancy Sefton

    Nature Deficit Disorder I was strolling through North Kitsap Heritage Park, trailing behind a family of four.  Each youngster held a smart phone, and seemed thoroughly engrossed in what was on the screen.  (How they avoided tripping over the exposed roots, I can’t imagine.) Now, had a black bear stood in the way, I’m guessing […]

  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter NOV 2019 – Rights of Nature

    RIGHTS OF NATURE Rights of Nature is a legal philosophy that is starting to influence the fight to preserve the environment. Rights of Nature is the recognition, quite simply, that nature has rights—that our ecosystems, including trees, oceans, animals, and mountains, have rights just as human beings do.[1] Since nature has no voice, it falls […]