Rachel Carson
                                        	 •	 writer,	scientist	and	ecologist	from	rural	
honouring our earth...
Aldo Leopold
                                         	 •	 widely-acknowledged	as	the	founder	
honouring our earthshakers
...
Van Rensselaer Potter
                                        	 •	 cancer	researcher
honouring our earthshakers

         ...
Thomas Berry
                                           	 •	 priest
honouring our earthshakers

                          ...
Brian Swimme
                                           	 •	 Mathematical	cosmologist
honouring our earthshakers

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Matthew Fox
                                          	 •	 Ordained	to	the	Roman	Catholic	priesthood	
honouring our earths...
Wendell Berry
                                         	 •	 Poet,	essayist,	conservationist
honouring our earthshakers

  ...
Sheila Watt-Cloutier
                                         	 •	 Canadian	Inuit	activist
honouring our earthshakers

   ...
Wangari Maathai
                                         	 •	 Africa’s	“Tree	Woman”	and	scientist		
honouring our earthsha...
Vandana Shiva
                                          	 •	 physicist	and	ecologist
honouring our earthshakers

         ...
Gro Harlem Brundtland
                                           	 •	 former	Norweigan	Prime	Minister	during	
honouring ou...
Chico Mendes
                                         	 •	 Brazilian	rubber	tapper
honouring our earthshakers

           ...
Dorothy Stang
                                           	 •	 Sister	of	Notre	Dame	de	Namur
honouring our earthshakers

  ...
David Suzuki
                                          	 •	 Canadian	science	broadcaster
honouring our earthshakers

     ...
The Prince of Wales
                                         	 •	 Green	Royal
honouring our earthshakers

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David Attenborough
                                          	 •	 TV	naturalist
honouring our earthshakers

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Ernst “Fritz” Schumacher
                                         	 •	 Green	economist
honouring our earthshakers

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Al Gore
                                         	 •	 former	Vice	President	of	the	US
honouring our earthshakers

        ...
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
                                            	 •	 Environmental	lawyer
honouring our earthshakers

 ...
Margaret Wheatley
                                            	 •	 writer	and	teacher,	management	professor	
honouring our...
Mikhail Gorbachev
                                           	 •	 The	last	head	of	state	of	the	USSR,	serving	from	1985-19...
Elizabeth May
                                         	 •	 Environmentalist
honouring our earthshakers

                 ...
Robert Bateman
                                          	 •	 Canadian	Artist
honouring our earthshakers

                ...
Oral Ataniyazova
                                         	 •	 Obstetrician,	Medical	scientist	from	Uzbekistan
honouring o...
Arne Næss
                                           	 •	 Foremost	Norwegian	philosopher	of	the	
honouring our earthshaker...
Bob Hunter
                                          	 •	 Canadian	Co-founder	of	Greenpeace
honouring our earthshakers

  ...
Jane Jacobs
                                          	 •	 Urbanist,	Writer,	Activist
honouring our earthshakers

        ...
Maude Barlow
                                           	 •	 Canadian	author	and	environmental	activist
honouring our eart...
Rosalie Bertell
                                            	 •	 Member	of	the	Grey	Nuns	of	the	Sacred	Heart
honouring our...
Wayne Sawchuk
                                         	 •	 Photographer,	Environmentalist,	Part-time	guide	and	
honouring...
Jane Goodhall
                                         	 •	 primatologist
honouring our earthshakers

                    ...
Bill Freedman
                                          	 •	 Biology	professor,	Dalhousie	University
honouring our earthsh...
Pope John Paul II
                                            	 •	 Pope	(1978–2005)
honouring our earthshakers

          ...
Patriarch Bartholomew
                                             	 •	 Ecumenical	Patriarch	of	Constantinople
honouring o...
Miriam Therese MacGillis
                                          	 •	 Dominican	sister
honouring our earthshakers

     ...
Martin Royackers
                                                  	 •	 Canadian	Jesuit	priest
honouring our earthshakers
...
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  1. 1. Rachel Carson • writer, scientist and ecologist from rural honouring our earthshakers Pennsylvania • seen by many as the patron saint of the green movement • author of Silent Spring, 1962 – a revelatory account of the damage done by unrestrained use of pesticides Only within the moment of time ❝ represented by the present century has one species – human – acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world. ❞
  2. 2. Aldo Leopold • widely-acknowledged as the founder honouring our earthshakers of wildlife management and one of the greatest US ecologists • his writing on conservation and the value of the wild to civilization are highly regarded • his most famous book: A Sand County Almanac inspired many to follow in his footsteps A thing is right ❝ when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. ❞
  3. 3. Van Rensselaer Potter • cancer researcher honouring our earthshakers • founder of modern bioethics • bridge-builder between medical science and ecology What we must now face up to is ❝ the fact that human ethics cannot be separated from a realistic understanding of ecology.... The survival of the total ecosystem is the test of our value system. ❞
  4. 4. Thomas Berry • priest honouring our earthshakers • Leading cultural historian, social critic and environmentalist • For 40 years Fr. Berry has been developing a comprehensive vision of a viable future for the Earth Community. ❝ Each of us has a creative power and vision far beyond any rational thought or cultural creation of which we are capable. Nor should we think of these as isolated from our own being or from the earth community. We have no existence except within the earth and within the universe. ❞
  5. 5. Brian Swimme • Mathematical cosmologist honouring our earthshakers • Views humanity as having evolved out of, and being an integral part of the universe as a whole • His work focuses on the evolutionary dynamics of the universe and the relationship between scientific cosmology and traditional religious visions ❝ We must “reinvent ourselves, at the species level, in a way that enables us to live with mutually-enhancing relationships. Mutually-enhancing relationships - not just with humans - but with all beings so that our activities actually enhance the world. At the present time, our interactions degrade everything. ❞
  6. 6. Matthew Fox • Ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood honouring our earthshakers in 1967 but later forbidden to teach theology and dismissed from the Dominican Order for his “controversial” teachings. Later received into the Episcopal Church • Important figure in Creation Spirituality • Notable books: Original Blessing (1983) and The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (1996) • Founder of the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland CA (1996) The whole universe is a blessing. ❝ All creation is a blessing. The first page of Genesis says it’s very good and we humans are part of that. But we have to act like it. We have to take responsibility. ❞
  7. 7. Wendell Berry • Poet, essayist, conservationist honouring our earthshakers • Cultural and economic critic and farmer • Baptist Christian critical of the church organization for failing to challenge cultural complacency and environmental degradation It may be that when we no longer know ❝ what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. ❞
  8. 8. Sheila Watt-Cloutier • Canadian Inuit activist honouring our earthshakers • Political representative for Inuit at regional, national and international levels • International Chair for the Inuit Circumpolar Conference • Works on a wide range of social and environmental issues, most recently, persistent organic pollution and global climate change • Citation for lifetime achievement in the 1996 Canadian Environmental Awards Our emotional, spiritual and cultural ❝ wellbeing and health depends on protecting the land. We cannot find our way with band-aid solutions. For Inuit, the environment is everything. ❞
  9. 9. Wangari Maathai • Africa’s “Tree Woman” and scientist honouring our earthshakers founded the green belt movement in Kenya in 1977 • awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 • facilitated the planting of over 10,000,000 trees in Kenya (planted by poor women) • in 1998, helped defeat plans by Kenya’s President to destroy forests for the building of luxury housing It’s the little things citizens do. ❝ That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees! ❞
  10. 10. Vandana Shiva • physicist and ecologist honouring our earthshakers • founding director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in India • a leader in the international forum on globalization • has had a vast impact on a range of issues including forest conservation, and GM crops Societies and economies can ❝ be destroyed by bombs. Societies can also be destroyed by locking in every aspect of life like provision of food and water through an economic war. ❞
  11. 11. Gro Harlem Brundtland • former Norweigan Prime Minister during honouring our earthshakers the 1980s • during that time presented radical views on sustainable development that are now common political language • her 1987 report, Our Common Future, laid the groundwork for the 1992 Rio Earth Summit ❝ It is simple, really. Human health and the health of the ecosystem are inseparable. ... We are working towards a shared vision of the future ... a vision that has poor people at its centre. And a vision which focuses action on the causes and consequences of the health conditions that create and perpetuate poverty. ❞
  12. 12. Chico Mendes • Brazilian rubber tapper honouring our earthshakers • unionist and environmental activist • fought to stop logging in the Amazon rainforest for cattle ranching • murdered by ranchers opposed to his activism At first I thought I was fighting ❝ to save rubber trees. Then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon. Now I realize I am fighting to save humanity. ❞
  13. 13. Dorothy Stang • Sister of Notre Dame de Namur honouring our earthshakers • Worked for 40 years in Brazil to help the poor build independent futures for their families • Shot to death on February 12, 2005 in Brazil’s rainforest for her defence of land reform ❝ I don’t want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while preserving the environment. ❞
  14. 14. David Suzuki • Canadian science broadcaster honouring our earthshakers • Environmental activist • His CBC series “The Nature of Things“ syndicated in 40 nations • Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation (1990) to work to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. We are in a giant car ❝ heading towards a brick wall, and everyone is arguing over where they’re going to sit. ❞
  15. 15. The Prince of Wales • Green Royal honouring our earthshakers • has brought the issues of climate change, the production of organic foods, and architecture to the public attention • is an organic farmer • talks to his plants! We should be treating, I think, the ❝ whole issue of climate change and global warming with a far greater degree of priority than I think is happening now. ❞
  16. 16. David Attenborough • TV naturalist honouring our earthshakers • the voice of wildlife, conservation, and all things that wriggle, fly, and roam across planet earth • over 50 years, his programs have brought the natural world into the homes of millions and his contribution to public awareness of natural science gained him a Fellowship of the Royal Society ❝ The whole of science, and, one is tempted to think, the whole of the life of any thinking person, is trying to come to terms with the relationship between yourself and the natural world. Why are you here, and how do you fit in, and what’s it all about? ❞
  17. 17. Ernst “Fritz” Schumacher • Green economist honouring our earthshakers • in 1973, he wrote the book, Small is Beautiful, challenging whether the objectives of western economics were desirable • opposed nuclear power and the use of chemicals in agriculture • an early critic of economic growth as a measure of national progress Any intelligent fool can ❝ make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius... and a lot of courage... to move in the opposite direction. ❞
  18. 18. Al Gore • former Vice President of the US honouring our earthshakers • long-lasting concern for environmental matters and climate change in particular • his film, An Inconvenient Truth, helped drive the ecological issues onto the mainstream agenda • recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 We seem increasingly eager to lose ❝ ourselves within the forms of culture, society, technology, the media, and the rituals of production and consumption, but the price we pay is the loss of our spiritual lives. ❞
  19. 19. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. • Environmental lawyer honouring our earthshakers • Founder of Waterkeeper Alliance • Senior attorney for the Natural Resources Council, a non-profit organization based in New York, which works to expand environmental laws and to restrict land use. • Committed Roman Catholic whose faith motivates his environmentalism ❝ Each time a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (s)he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance ❞
  20. 20. Margaret Wheatley • writer and teacher, management professor honouring our earthshakers and consultant • uses an ecological model to restore hope and sanity to organizations • recently published a third edition of Leadership and the New Science ❝ Fortunately, life and its living systems offer us great teachings on how to work with a world of continuous change and boundless creativity. And foremost among life’s teachings is the recognition that humans possess capabilities to deal with complexity and interconnection. Human creativity and commitment are our greatest resources. ❞
  21. 21. Mikhail Gorbachev • The last head of state of the USSR, serving from 1985-1991 honouring our earthshakers His reforms (perestroika and glasnost) contributed to the end of the cold war • Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 • During his leadership, saw unbridled industrialization, land pollution, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and the collapse of Soviet agriculture due to the use of chemicals. Subsequently, passionate environmentalist, founder of Green Cross International, a worldwide environmental protection program. ❝ We need dramatic change in politics and in our attitudes. If the world had more (environmentally sensitive) leaders, we would be better equipped to handle the challenges of global warming, the decline in ocean species, biological diversity, and other global ecological issues of our time. ❞
  22. 22. Elizabeth May • Environmentalist honouring our earthshakers • Activist • Writer • Lawyer • Leader of the Green Party of Canada We (the Green Party of Canada) ❝ will move the world ahead. We will not wait for President George W. Bush. We will save the climate. Together we will stop fossil fuels from destroying our future. ❞
  23. 23. Robert Bateman • Canadian Artist honouring our earthshakers • Environmentalist • Naturalist • His show at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. (1987) attracted the largest ever crowd to view the paintings of a living artist ❝ I can’t conceive of anything being more varied and rich and handsome than the planet Earth. And its crowning beauty is the natural world. I want to soak it up, to understand it as well as I can and to absorb it and then I’d like to put it together and express it in my painting. This is the way I want to dedicate my life. ❞
  24. 24. Oral Ataniyazova • Obstetrician, Medical scientist from Uzbekistan honouring our earthshakers • Internationally acclaimed for her environmental work • Director of “Perzent” (progeny) - a centre for reproductive health and the environment (The Centre has developed a women’s clinic, a 50-acre organic farm and a publishing house in Uzbekistan) • Awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2000 You don’t need guns ❝ to destroy a people. You can just turn off their water. ❞
  25. 25. Arne Næss • Foremost Norwegian philosopher of the honouring our earthshakers 20th century • Founder of “Deep Ecology” • Environmental activist • Noted mountaineer ❝ Every living being is connected intimately, and from this intimacy follows the capacity of identification and as its natural consequence, practice of non-violence... Now is the time to share with all life on our maltreated earth through the deepening identification with all life, foremost the greater units, the ecosystems and Gaia, the fabulous old planet of ours. ❞
  26. 26. Bob Hunter • Canadian Co-founder of Greenpeace honouring our earthshakers • Environmentalist • Journalist • Politician • One of his notable campaigns led to the ban on commercial whaling • Named by “Time” as one of the ten “eco-heroes” of the 20th century ❝ Hush The moon is 3 days dark Nothing more will fly tonight Good Tequila Bad salt! In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given ❞
  27. 27. Jane Jacobs • Urbanist, Writer, Activist honouring our earthshakers • Best known for her early book: The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) • Presented powerful critique of urban renewal policies • In 1970 founded “Energy Probe Research” – an environmental organization that demonstrated the environmental advantages inherent in city life I think ideologies, ❝ no matter what kind, are one of the greatest afflictions because they blind us to seeing what is going on or what is being done. ❞
  28. 28. Maude Barlow • Canadian author and environmental activist honouring our earthshakers • Recipient of the Canadian Environmental Awards Citation for Lifetime Achievement • Chairperson of the Council of Canadians • Co-founder of the Blue Planet Project – working internationally to protect the right to water ❝ We know that 5 million people, most of them children, die every year from illnesses caused by poor drinking water. If we do not change our ways, by the year 2025, as much as 2/3 of the world will be living in either water-scarcity or total water deprivation. ❞
  29. 29. Rosalie Bertell • Member of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart honouring our earthshakers • Epidemiologist • Director of Research of the International Institute for Concern for Public Health • Writer: No Immediate Dangers ❝ The Concept of species annihilation means a relatively swift, deliberately induced end to history, culture, science, biological reproduction, and memory. It is the ultimate human rejection of the gift of life, an act which requires a new word to describe it as “omnicide”. ❞
  30. 30. Wayne Sawchuk • Photographer, Environmentalist, Part-time guide and honouring our earthshakers life-long trapper and hunter • Past president of the Chetwynd Environmental Society • Successfully spearheaded 14-year campaign to save the largest tract of pristine wilderness in northern BC. • In 1991, convened a series of meetings for trappers, guides, environmentalists, and First Nations leaders to convince governments that sustainable development and wilderness protection were politically advantageous It comes down to this: ❝ can we seize this opportunity, in this one place, to protect and sustain natural values of global significance, now and for ever? ❞
  31. 31. Jane Goodhall • primatologist honouring our earthshakers • ethnologist • English UN Messenger of Peace • Carried out 45-year study of chimpanzees and their habitat • Global leader in conservation The greatest danger ❝ to our future is apathy. ❞
  32. 32. Bill Freedman • Biology professor, Dalhousie University honouring our earthshakers • Environmentalist • Awarded the gold-level Canadian Environmental Award for Conservation • Volunteers with the Nature Conservancy of Canada ❝ I believe in the intrinsic value of the natural world. For me, that’s a good enough reason to engage in good, effective conservation of natural habitats. If more Canadians felt that good will toward nature, they would be more likely to support initiatives to conserve it. ❞
  33. 33. Pope John Paul II • Pope (1978–2005) honouring our earthshakers • Actor • Priest, theologian • Leading voice for the protection of the environment • Initiated ecumenical environmental statements • Lover of nature and mountaineer ❝ Without doubt, the most important value at stake when we look at the earth is the principle that brings the earth back to her creator. The earth belongs to God! If, with regard to natural resources, especially under the pressure of industrialization, an irresponsible culture of “dominion” has been reinforced with devastating ecological consequences, this certainly does not correspond to God’s plan. ❞
  34. 34. Patriarch Bartholomew • Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople honouring our earthshakers • theologian • ardent environmentalist ❝ Beloved brothers and sisters, let us make every effort possible, each from where God has placed us, to reign in our wreckless overconsumption so that the harmonious working of this planet, our common home, may be restored, and that we and our children may enjoy peace in all the good things which God in love for us has created and offers to all men and women. ❞
  35. 35. Miriam Therese MacGillis • Dominican sister honouring our earthshakers • Co-founder and Director of Genesis Farm, a 140 acre haven for biodynamic agriculture • Leader in the communication of the “Universe Story” vision • 2005 recipient of the Thomas Berry Award It is no accident that we’ve been born ❝ into these times, that we find our lives unfolding now with our particular histories and gifts, our brokenness, our experience, and our wisdom. It is not an accident. ❞
  36. 36. Martin Royackers • Canadian Jesuit priest honouring our earthshakers • Following his ordination he enjoyed six years working at the farm in Guelph • Brutally murdered in June 2001 for his tireless efforts to find land for homeless farmers in Jamaica, where he was a parish priest ❝ Martin was fiercely intelligent. He loved the passion of “Insight:, he loved knowledge, he loved literature ...Yet he gave up the joy of that world of knowledge to live in an overly hot cinder-block shack in a poor section of a little known place between Kingston and Montego Bay among a people whose wisdom was not from books but from the soil and from generations of suffering. Like the Christ of Philippians 2: 1-11, Martin entered a poor place of this world, filled with turmoil and despair. (Monty Williams, S.J. Homily at the memorial Mass for Fr. Martin: Guleph, Ontario) ❞

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