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Ecopsychology: Discovering the connection between sustainability and mental health with Thomas Doherty

By Hanna Wheeler   What’s the connection between mental health and sustainability? That’s one of the many questions that the growing field of ecopsychology explores. Ecopsychology has gained recognition thanks to the work of psychologist Thomas Doherty of Portland, Oregon. He’s the founder and editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal Ecopsychology, …

The power of a question: Whole Terrain interviews educator, Laurette Rogers

By Hanna Wheeler It started with a question. One of Laurette Rogers’s fourth-graders asked how they could save endangered species. Rogers knew she needed a real answer, so she and her students started researching. They teamed up with ranchers, biologists and government agency representatives to launch a meaningful project: restoring …

Into the woods: Whole Terrain interviews David Sobel

By Hanna Wheeler David Sobel keeps a thick folder of inspirational projects in place in schools around the country. As an educational writer, Senior faculty in the Antioch University New England Education Department and director for the Center for Place-based Eduction, Sobel is regularly asked to describe the state of place-based education. The …

Connecting to our landscape through art: Whole Terrain interviews Erika Osborne

By Hanna Wheeler Scrawny, twisted juniper and pinon characterize environmental artist Erika Osborne‘s arid, mountain-west home. “Because there aren’t a lot of trees, you notice individuals,” she said. “They have this character to them that’s a product of the environment and the weather. I started looking at them as individuals …

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