Contributors and important voices

Remembering Susan Sontag and the work of Donella Meadows


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Joan Baxter
Elayne Clift
Grace Lee Boggs
Arundhati Roy
Molly Ivins 1944-2007
Gila Svirsky


Starhawk (click for her homepage) is an author of eleven books on feminist and earth-based spirituality, an activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and director of Earth Activist Training. She is a panelist for the On Faith site devoted to religion, run by Newsweek and the Washington Post.

Starhawk has long been active for peace in the Middle East. Her writings can be found on Starhawk's Israel/Palestine page. Some of her work has been translated into German.

"Because I believe the earth is a living being, because we are all part of that life, because every human being embodies the Goddess, because I have a fierce, passionate love for redwoods and ravens, because clear running water is sacred, I'm an activist. And because the two hundred richest people in the world own as much wealth as the poorest forty percent, because every ecosystem, traditional culture, old growth forest and life support system on the planet is under assault, and because the institutions perpetuating this unjust system are global, I'm kept very busy! Here are some of the current campaigns I'm involved, with some good resources and website links. You'll also find my current writings, information on trainings, and resources for activist trainers/preparers."
-- Starhawk

New Film now available
from Starhawk and
Donna Read

Permaculture: The Growing Edge is an antidote to environmental despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. The film introduces us to inspiring examples of projects, including a visit David Holmgren’s own homestead, tracking deer with naturalist Jon Young, sheet mulching an inner-city garden with Hunters Point Family, transforming an intersection into a gathering place with City Repair and joining mycologist Paul Stamets as he cleans up an oil spill with mushrooms. We interview some of the key figures in the Permaculture movement, including David Holmgren, Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Maddy Harland, and others.

The film is available for order on DVD now -- for more information on the permaculture and the film including a promo/trailer visit the Belili Productions site at