is a permaculture activist, designer, and educator. Founder of the Urban Permaculture Guild, she facilitates workshops on sustainability, permaculture, and eco-literacy. Her focus has been urban eco-social design, city repair, and the power of placemaking. Kat presently leads the Growing Beyond Green Sustainability Initiative at Esalen. www.esalen.org/info/sustainability.html.
Deep Ecology is a holistic approach to facing world problems that brings together thinking, feeling, spirituality, and action. It involves moving beyond the individualism of Western culture toward also seeing ourselves as part of the earth. This leads to a deeper connection with life, in which ecology is not just seen as something “out there,” but something that is part of us, and for which we have a role to play.