Greg Bratman Nature and Rumination October 21, 2016

Date 16 February 2017

Dr. Greg Bratman of Stanford University discusses his research on the effects on the brain of nature experiences.

Nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation.

Gregory Bratman, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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Nature of This Place - 12.11.16

Date 26 December 2010

Comstock Bonanza Press has recenlty published a collection of articles from Tree Rings, the nature journal published by the Yuba Watershed Institute: The Nature of This Place: Investigations and Adventures in the Yuba Watershed, edited by Bruce Boyd and Liese Greensfelder, with a foreword by Gary Snyder.

I spoke with Bruce, Gary and David Lukas about the work.

Conversations with Michael Stone, December 7th, Osprey Orielle Lake, MA: Uprisings For the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature

Date 7 December 2010

Osprey Orielle Lake, is a lifelong advocate of social and environmental justice issues. She is the Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus, on the governing Board of Praxis Peace Institute and an advisor to the International Eco-Cities Standards initiative. Osprey has traveled to five continents studying ancient and modern cultures while making presentations at international conferences and universities. Her themes concern new cultural narratives and the way public imagery and stories either enhance or distance our relationship with the Earth. Her book, Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature, has just been released.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, November 9th, Bill McKibben: Making a life on a touch new planet

Date 9 November 2010

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy and localized economies. In 2010 the Boston Globe called him “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist” and Time magazine described him as “the world’s best green journalist. He is the founder of He is also the author of many books including The End of Nature which has been translated into 20 languages and his latest Earth: making a life on a tough new planet.

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Universal Tapestry, Tuesday November 9th, a preview of "My Father Who Art in Nature" a film about John Olmsted

Date 9 November 2010


Nature conservationist John Olmsted’s son, Alden Olmsted visited with broadcaster Cheri Snook to share a preview of his film, “My Father Who Art in Nature.” Alden is a screen writer and director in Hollywood where he wrote and is directing the film of his father’s life.

Alden shared the pain of his father’s absence since childhood because John’s journey was and still is with Mother Nature. As a grown man, Alden has come to better understand his father’s calling and his historical accomplishment of preserving hundreds of thousands of acres of California land.

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