ICIMOD Mountain Prize

GREAT NEWS! The Majkhali village homestay mothers’ group, the Jagrati Swayam Sahayta Group, has won the ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2020. (www.icimod.org/mountainprize) This is a really a great honour for everyone involved. This award really rewards the tremendous effort and achievements … Continue reading

How to contemplate nature

NATURE-CENTRED MINDFULNESS is a great way to start meditation practice for a beginner, and also a beautiful practice for more experienced mindfulness and meditation practitioners. This text extract below is taken from the upcoming book, Nordic by nature. New voices … Continue reading

The original treehuggers

45 YEARS AGO, in the 1970’s, there was a non-violent grassroots protest movement aimed at the protection and conservation of biodiversity of trees and forests in India, and how more actions needed to be taken to protect nature that supplies … Continue reading

7: ON ETHICS

Transcript: ON ETHICS Link to simple landing page: here John and Ajay Rastogi at Majkhali Village, Uttarakhand, India. 27.10.2019 Intro: Welcome to Nordic By Nature, a podcast on ecology today inspired by the Norwegian Philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the … Continue reading

7: ON CONNECTED VOICES

ON CONNECTED VOICES Transcript. Welcome to Nordic By Nature, a feature length podcast on ecology today inspired by the Norwegian Philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. In this episode ON CONNECTED VOICES, you will hear from two … Continue reading

Sobre La Resiliencia Interior

 Título en inglés: “On Inner Resilience” Nordic by Nature Sonido: Música De Diego Losa Introducción: Voz De Tanya. Bienvenidos a Nordic by Nature, un podcast producido por “Ecology Today”, inspirado por el filósofo noruego Arne Naess, quien acuñó el … Continue reading

Ajay Rastogi, ON INNER RESILIENCE

Ajay Rastogi: A Resilient Leader Ajay Rastogi’s life is a journey of passion, enquiry and action for the protection of nature, biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods. To practice what he preaches, Ajay left a gleaming career as a conservationist to move … Continue reading

Stewardship as a concept

HOW DO WE VIEW OURSELVES and our place in the world? A question that every great philosopher has wrestled with throughout time, but also one which we are revisiting in the light of the climate crisis especially amongst a growing … Continue reading

On deep ecology

NORDIC BY NATURE was launched as a research and editing partner for environmental experts publishing globally relevant content on ecology today. Part of this work resulted in 26 audio recorded interviews and 11 podcast episodes, spotlighting activists from across the … Continue reading

Episode 1: ON ACTIVISM

The first episode On Activism features 3 strong voices who represent many thousands more at the forefront of change. First you hear the words Satish Kumar. To people in the ecology movement, Satish Kumar needs little introduction. He has been … Continue reading

Finding zero

You don’t have to go to the Himalayas to find yourself – but it might help! Immersing yourself in natural surroundings brings a huge amount of physical and psychological benefits. But naturalness is much more than a superficial sense of … Continue reading