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Biocitizen Banter #10: A Discussion with Connecticut River Defenders

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:38 — 107.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Email | RSSWelcome to Biocitizen Banter, a podcast dedicated to environmental philosophy featuring lively discussions between people active in the effort to bring biotic health to our communities and commonwealth. What can we do to improve the vivacity of the Connecticut River? In this episode, Kurt Heidinger listens as Connecticut River Defenders Theresa Turner, Gary Selden, Dodo Melnikov and Priscilla Lynch explain how decommissioning the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Station will bring health to our living river. The Defenders are, in their own words, “a nascent and informal group (“formalized” in 2022) of seasoned social justice activists from Franklin, Hampshire, and Hamden Counties. We came together as individuals over the past two years

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Biocitizen Inc., Westhampton, MA School of Field Environmental Philosophy

  • Biocitizen welcomes Sea Meadow Marine Foundation, our new Claws Casco Bay collaborator!
    by KurtHeidinger on November 25, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    Our Claws Casco Bay sea kayaking program is getting a major boost this summer! We have joined a collaborative partnership with the Sea Meadow Marine Foundation to develop Field Environmental Philosophy programming at its working waterfront. Located on the Cousins River in Yarmouth next to a salt marsh where fresh water spills into the bay,

  • What Happened on Rawson Island
    by KurtHeidinger on October 19, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    What Happened on Rawson Island On 8/23/23, the last Wednesday of Our Place Summerschool, students and teachers discovered the bones of a human being on Rawson Island near the Rock Dam in Montague. We’ve been exploring this part of the Ct River every summer for over 14 years , because it is where Living Rivers

  • Biocitizen’s Approach to Biotic Wonder, Citizenship, and Field Environmental Philosophy
    by KurtHeidinger on October 19, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    We are pleased to share for educational purposes our essay, Biocitizen’s Approach to Biotic Wonder, Citizenship, and Field Environmental Philosophy published internationally, in the new book: Field Environmental Philosophy: Education for Biocultural Conservation. Click to access FEP-Springer-Biocitizen-chapter.pdf

  • The River and the Machine: A Biocultural History of Holyoke Dam
    by KurtHeidinger on February 11, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    WHAT IS BIOCITIZEN? The word “biocitizen” is a contraction of “biotic citizen,” a term and idea conceived by Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) who is widely celebrated for conceiving the “land ethic.” 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. A

  • Biocitizen MA Welcomes Charlie Schine, FEP teacher!
    by KurtHeidinger on December 31, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Charlie is a recent graduate from Wesleyan University who is just beginning to get his footing in the big wide world and figure out where he’s going. Although he majored in music, his studies always seemed to circle around environmentalism and the more-than-human world, a cross pollination which began the summer after his freshman year

Biocitizen Inc., Viña del Mar, Chile School of Field Environmental Philosophy

  • ¿POR QUÉ AMO EL CAJON DEL MAIPO?
    by kurtheidinger on March 22, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    Lugar son historias en las que vivimos. Y algunos lugares nos gustan más que otros. ¿Por qué? Ricardo Rozzi  nos cuenta una historia sobre un lugar que ama. —secundo de la serie. Si tienes un lugar que te encanta, envíanos tres párrafos y cuatro fotos y lo compartiremos. ¿POR QUÉ AMO EL CAJON DEL MAIPO?

  • Me encanta Palmar Ocoa del Parque nacional La Campana
    by kurtheidinger on March 12, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Lugar son historias en las que vivimos. Y algunos lugares nos gustan más que otros. ¿Por qué? Yubitza Bermúdez nos cuenta una historia sobre un lugar que ama. —primero de la serie. Si tienes un lugar que te encanta, envíanos tres párrafos y cuatro fotos y lo compartiremos. POR QUE AMO LA CAMPANA? Palmar Ocoa

  • Ciudadanos bióticos, coronavirus, Gaia
    by Vicente Aguirre Diez on March 30, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    En la sabiduría antigua, tanto en sociedades orientales, occidentales e indígenas, existe como concepción compartida la importancia del vivir el día a día, y de como esta práctica da forma a la percepción del mundo y de nuestra propia realidad finita como seres vivos y conscientes. Las sociedades, como fenómeno inherentemente humano, se construyen asimismo

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The Biotic Commonwealth

The Biotic Commonwealth, and how we participate in, and co-create, it:   1) We are citizens of states and nations, and have identities structured as

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