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Pollinators, food security and the future of what we eat (by Natalia Britto dos Santos)

During my MSc in Ecology, Conservation and Wildlife Management at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), in Brazil, I took a course on ecosystem functions and services. During the course, we explored material and non-material benefits we receive from nature every day, most of them for free. […]

A New Year’s Letter to Canada’s Prime Minister (by Svenja Telle)

Dear Mr. Trudeau, This is a love letter to Mother Earth, to the keepers of the fire, and to the next seven generations, yet to join us on this beautiful planet. My words are a pledge to nature, expressing my sorrow regarding your approval of the two major […]

On Thin (Sea) Ice: Some Thoughts on Ecological Economics, the Earth-System, and Storytelling (by Martin Sers)

Anyone paying attention to the news over the last month may have heard of unusual things happening in the arctic. Even as the polar night was falling, temperatures were recorded at times as being 20 degrees Celsius above historical averages. These ”anomalous” temperatures naturally coincided with record low […]

Ultimate and Conventional Ecological Bodhicitta: How a Buddhist Concept Might Contribute to Environmentalism (by Gabriel Yahya Haage)

An aspect of E4A that is particularly important for me is the demolishing of artificial boundaries between disciplines, not only in the academic setting, but in society at large. After all, current ecological issues are difficult to grasp by the public because they are hybrids, combining the scientific […]