January 9, 2019

Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry’s Sustainable Forms

By Jeffery Bilbro. University Press of Kentucky. December 2018. 

For over fifty years, Wendell Berry has argued that our most pressing ecological and cultural need is a renewed formal intelligence—a mode of thinking and acting that fosters the health of the earth and its beings. Yet the present industrial economy prioritizes a technical, self-centered way of relating to the world that often demands and rewards busyness over thoughtful observation, independence over relationships, and replacing over repairing. Such a system is both unsustainable and results ...

2019 Environmental Literature Institute at Phillips Exeter Academy

From Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28, 2019, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire will host the fourth annual Exeter Environmental Literature Institute (ELI)—the only institute of its kind dedicated to the environmental humanities in secondary education. The week-long conference, offered in collaboration with ASLE, is designed to build and sustain a community of teachers working in the environmental humanities.

Environmental Literature Institute, 2018

ELI offers an opportunity for teachers to deepen their pedagogy in ways that will nurture the next ...