I have a desire to live in intimate relationships with life. I want to help create a culture where we understand ourselves as participants in the wild order of things. As if the world matters to us.
I am a maverick ecologist, farmer, author and educator. I work with relational, systemic leadership för a society in harmony with nature at all levels, from local resilience to international legal frameworks. I have co-founded swedish hubs of international networks like Transition Sweden, (part of Transition Network) End Ecocide Sweden (part of Stop Ecocide International) and Save the Rainforest Sweden. I also teach ecopsychology with Lodyn and am a knowledge expert in the UN Harmony with Nature programme.
2023: The Martin Luther King Award from the Christian Council of Sweden and the Uniting Church of Sweden
2021: A Sustainable Prize from A Sustainable Tomorrow
2019: Environmental Hero of the Year from WWF Sweden
2013: The Environmental award of Värmdö
2022: Faith Voices for Ecocide law. Editor, End Ecocide Sweden.
2022: Naturlagen – om naturens rättigheter och människans möjligheter (med Henrik Hallgren, Volante)
2021: Naturens rettigheter – regler for en vill verden. Chapter in Naturtro – Om å dekolonisere naturen (Concerned artists Norway).
2021: Människans vilja och det levande sammanhanget. Chapter in Fri vilja och mänskligt ansvar. Fri tanke.
2020: Rights of Nature as a prerequisite for sustainability. Chapter in Strongly sustainable societies – organising human activities on a hot and full Earth. Routledge.
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Should Nature have rights? Today a corporation can have standing to be represented in court whilst animals or ecosystems can’t. President Macron said he would support the creation of a crime of Ecocide in international discussions and so did the Belgian govenment, the Danish parliament and the Swedish labor party. An idea whose time has come it seems! Discover what it would change if Ecocide was recognized as an international crime, and meet a beautiful person, who embodies engagement with softness and sparkle.
Yasuní National Park in Ecuador has been called a biological bulls-eye. Biologists have counted to over 600 species - in a hectare of forest. (As a comparison there are around 40 tree species in the whole of Sweden). Due to the location at the intersection of the...
A contribution to the art project Forest Intervals - responding to the forests call a full-day public programme with the Public Art Agency engaging ecological and relational entanglements within Malin Arnell and Åsa Elzéns work Forest Calling – A Never-ending...
Also at Medium As we are seeing the UN Decade of Biodiversity coming to a close this year, to say that we haven’t fulfilled its promises would be an understatement. If anything, we are beginning to understand the extent to which the Earths’ living systems are falling...
Also at Medium May 1st was potato planting day in Sweden this year; at least according to Transition Sweden (part of Transition Network). The Transition initiative Närjord (translates approximately to Local Soil) in Söderhamn, Sweden, has been working for food...
A speech from Climate Existence conference may 2018 (on video here) As I pondered about what exquisite wisdom I would share with you after these lovely days of depth, spaciousness and beauty, I felt quite humble. Then suddenly, a character from long ago showed up,...
Opening speech at REALS final international forum in Järna, June 16-19th 2016 "Todays challenges and the need for resilience" Dear fellow transitioners from different corners! As we are standing in the mess we are in, how are we to make meaning of our actions and to...
Values-based change agent - an interview by Samuel Mann of Sustainable Lens - resilience on radio.
Published at Common cause Foundation June 2014 The Common Cause framework shows that intrinsic values, such as equality and connection with nature, are associated with actions and attitudes towards a fair and sustainable society. Our ability to act for a greater good...