Bio-Collective Bibliotheca

We are bringing together readings, podcasts, and sites that help us situate ourselves in the Anthropocene. We cannot escape our anthropocentric worldviews completely, but we can move along the continuum toward more bio-centric thinking and action. It may take a post-humanist revolution to take us where we need to be to solve the three big issues of our time: climate disruption, social-economic injustice, and the precariousness of relationships among all living beings.

We are not trying to moralize, proselytize, or ride a high horse. We simply believe that purpose can bring us together. Our position, and we hope you will join us, is that there is no greater purpose than thinking and action that have a positive impact on the welfare of the bio-collective.

Reports

The Next Frontier: Human Development and the Anthropocene
UNDP: Human Development Report 2020—Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP. An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure.

Web Sites

Age of Extinction
The Guardian’s articles “reporting on our catastrophic species loss, and ways to tackle the biodiversity loss.”

Articles

What Does an Ecological Civilization Look Like? by Jeremy Lent
Yes Magazine—A society based on natural ecology might seem like a far-off utopia—yet communities everywhere are already creating it.

Indigeneity, an Alternative Worldview: Four R’s (Relationship, Responsibility, Reciprocity, Redistribution) vs. Two P’s (Power and Profit). Sharing Towards Conscious Evolution the Journey, by LaDonna Harris
Indigenous peoples have been able to identify and articulate their core values to broader audiences, especially the four R’s (Relationship, Responsibility, Reciprocity and Redistribution). These Four R’s form the core of an emerging concept, Indigeneity. The dynamic inclusivity of this value cluster has much to contribute to global discourse as we go about the task of constructing global agoras, the dialogic spaces of optimal mutual learning of the 21st century.