Pella Thiel is a maverick ecologist who works with relational, systemic activism, change processes and leadership för a society in harmony with nature. She is a knowledge expert in the UN Harmony with Nature initiative and co-founder of swedish hubs of international networks like Swedish Transition Network, End Ecocide Sweden and Save the Rainforest Sweden. She also teaches ecopsychology and is a part of the eco-psychology/art/activist NGO Lodyn. Pella coordinated the first Earth Rights Conferences in Sweden. She has an MSc in Ecology from Stockholm University with the thesis on rainforest restoration in Ecuador. She enjoys pigs, having her hands in the soil at the smallholding in the archipelago of Stockholm where she lives, whisky and playing with people who truly love what they are doing.
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: Naturlagen – om naturens rättigheter och människans möjligheter (med Henrik Hallgren, Volante)
2022: Faith Voices for Ecocide law. Editor, End Ecocide Sweden.
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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Rights of the Forest – Rules for a wild relationship
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...
Time for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Nature
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...
The Potato Appeal – a Transition response to Covid-19
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...
I am the Environmental Hero of the Year!
Movement and Maps – Told and Untold Stories of the Future
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,...
A letter to you, dear Transitioner
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 – interview with Sustainable Lens
Values-based change agent - an interview by Samuel Mann of Sustainable Lens - resilience on radio.
Changing the story of Self
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...
Ecocide – An Evolution of Law
Published on Post Growth Institute April 2014. How do we stop the destruction of the Earths’ living systems, the glaring result of the industrial growth society? From rainforests turned to palm oil plantations, to seas deprived of many fish species, to mines opened in...