Episode 0420 of the Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast, is a co-production of Simple Living Works! and The Common Good Podcast (OneEarth Jubilee Economics).
So much desolation has been caused by human incursion. We’ve even given it holy sounding names like Manifest Destiny. In some cases humans carry disease to other cultures that have not developed immunity, such as Europeans invading the Americas.
“Perhaps the most important message the coronavirus offers is that the natural world is conspiring to save us from ourselves, to slow our materialistic greed and reign in our aggressive, self-centered, short-term, and xenophobic tendencies.” –John Perkins, co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance
Lee and Jerry talk about what the virus has to teach us and share pertinent thoughts from experts.
Hear the Letter from Covid-19 to Humans in its original language with art/illustrations at: https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/a-letter-from-the-virus-listen/ [from Psychology Today, March 24, 2020]
The UN Environmental Chief, Inger Andersen, was reported on Commondreams by Damian Carrington, 3/25/20, entitled, Coronavirus: ‘Nature is sending us a message.’
David Korten, 3/29/20, in Yes! Magazine (also on Commondreams), entitled, “Why Coronavirus Is Humanity’s Wakeup Call.”
6 lessons coronavirus can teach us about climate change
Margaret Bullitt-Jonas and Leah D. Schade are co-editors of the book Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), an anthology of essays from religious environmental activists on finding the spiritual wisdom for facing the difficult days ahead.
Margaret Bullitt-Jonas guest on this podcast, Ep.10/19