Published 21 July 2017
Honouring the philosophical ecology practiced by Indigenous Australians.
By bringing the rich, holistic tradition of Indigenous Australians into conversation with western environmentalism we hope to deepen our mutual capacity to live sustainable and humane lives in the face of the challenges thrown up by the Anthropocene, a geological epoch in which humans now exert a significant planetary impact.
The concept of ‘Caring for Country’ has long been and remains a pivot of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life, an ethic that sees humans as part of rather than outside their natural world.
In the Athropocene, we believe that the importance of recovering and reiterating the aesthetic, cultural, artistic, historical, and spiritual dimensions of environmentalism represented within this traditional ethic has never been more urgent.