Links & References

Below are some of the publications, web links, web-based articles, music, DVDs and videos that we have found particularly inspiring in the context of our work as nature conservationists -  scroll down for each section. Please contact us with are any materials you would like to see listed on this page.

Book Reference

  • Barnes, S. (2007) How to be Wild: Short Books
  • Bartoft, H. (1996) The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe's Way of Science: Floris Books
  • Capra, F. (1997) The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter: Harper Collins
  • Clayton, S. and Myers, G. (2009) Conservation Psychology - Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature: Wiley Blackwell
  • Deakin, R. (2008) Wildwood - A Journey Through Trees: Penguin Books
  • Devall, B. (1988) Simple in Means, Rich in Ends - Practising Deep Ecology: Green Print
  • Devall, B. and Drengson, A. (2008). The Ecology of Wisdom - Writings by Arne Naess: Counterpoint
  • Dunn, S.& Scholefield, A. (eds)(1991) Beneath the Wide Wide Heaven; Poetry of the environement from antiquity to present: Virago
  • Foreman, D. (2004) Rewilding North America: A Vision for Conservation in the 21st Century : Island Press
  • Gayton, D. (1990) The Wheatgrass Mechanism - Science and Imagination in the Western Canadian Landscape: Fifth House
  • Giorno, J. (1995) The Man who Planted Trees: The Harvill Press
  • Griffiths, J. (2006) Wild: An elemental Journey. Penguin
  • Harding, S. (2006) Animate Earth: Green Books
  • Kidman Cox, R. (ed) (2005) Light on the Earth - Wildlife Photographer of the year - Two decades of winning images: BBC Books
  • Kingsolver, B. (2002) Small Wonder: Faber & Faber
  • Knudtson, P. & Suzuki, D. (1992) Wisdom of the Elders: Stoddart
  • Kumar, S. (2002) You Are Therefore I Am - A Declaration of Dependence: Green Books
  • Kurlansky, M (2006) Non-Violence - The History of a Dangerous Idea: Random House Publishing Group
  • Lanting, F. (2006) Life - A Journey Through Time: Taschen
  • Leopold, A. (1949) A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There: Oxford University Press
  • Louv, R. (2009) Last Child in the Woods- Saving our Children from Nature-deficit Disorder: Atlantic Books
  • Lovelock, J. (2005) Gaia - Medicine for an Ailing Planet: Gaia Books
  • Lovelock, J. (2006) The Revenge of Gaia: Penguin
  • Lynas, M. (2007) Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet : Harper Collins
  • Mabey, R. (2005) Nature Cure: Chatto & Windus
  • Macfarlane, R. (2007) The Wild Places. Granta books
  • MacKay, D. (2008) Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air: UIT
  • Monbiot, G. (2006) Heat - How to Stop the Planet Burning: Penguin, Allen Lane
  • Naess, A. (2002) Life's Philosophy - Reason and Feeling in a Deeper World: University of Georgia Press
  • Naess, A (2006) The Selected Works of Arne Naess (vol.1-10): Springer
  • Oelschladeger, M. (1991) The Idea of Wilderness: Yale University
  • Phillips, A. (2008) Holistic Education: Learning from Schumacher College: Green Books
  • Porritt, J. (ed.) 2006 Planet Earth - The Future: BBC Books
  • Pretty, J. (2007) The Earth Only Endures- On Reconnecting with Nature and Our Place in it: Earthscan
  • Quammen, D. (1996) The Song of the Dodo: Pimlico
  • Real World Coalition (1996) The Politics of the Real World: Real World
  • Rothenberg, D. (1993) Is it Painful to Think? - Conversations with Arne Naess: University of Minnesota Press
  • Roszak, T. (ed.)(1995) Ecopsychology - Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind: Sierra Club Books
  • Seed, J. in Devall, B. & Sessions, G. (1985) Anthropocentrism in Deep Ecology - Living as if Nature Mattered: Gibbs Smith
  • Seed, J., Macey, J., Fleming, P. & Naess, A. (1988) Thinking Like a Mountain: New Society
  • Sessions, G. (ed.)(1995) Deep Ecology for the 21st Century: Shambhala
  • Snyder, G. (1990) The Practice of the Wild: North Point Press
  • Taylor, P. (2005) Beyond Conservation: Earthscan Publications Ltd
  • Tudge, C. (2003) So Shall We Reap - The Concept of Enlightened Agriculture: Penguin

  • Naess, A. (1989) Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Cambridge University Press

Website Links

  • Airportwatch

    The umbrella movement which opposes the aggressive go-for-growth policy of aviation expansion outlined in the Aviation White Paper. It has established links with similar bodies in Europe.

  • Alistair Mackintosh

    A writer, lecturer, social activist, broadcaster and campaigning academic from the Isle of Lewis

  • Artists in Nature International Network

    A platform of encounter for those interested in site-specific art in a context of nature, aimed at artists, organisers, researchers and others.

  • Centre for Alternative Technology

    An educational centre concerned with searching for globally sustainable and ecologically sound technologies and ways of life.

  • Centre for Contemporary Art and The natural World

    Develop new understandings through the work of contemporary artists which explores the social, environmental and scientific issues involved in our changing relationship to nature. Creates new art and art practice by supporting artists to respond to the wider historical and cultural constructions of 'nature'. Increases access to the contemporary arts by breaking down barriers to public engagement.

  • Centre for Human Ecology

    An international institute for transformative education which addresses the interconnected issues of ecological sustainability and social justice. Also run an M.Sc. in Human Ecology.

  • Common Ground

    Plays a unique role in the arts and environmental fields, distinguished by the linking of nature with culture. Focuses on the positive investment people can make in their own localities, championing popular democratic involvement, and by inspiring celebration as a starting point for action.

  • Community Solutions

    A national resource (USA) for knowledge and practices on low-energy living and self-reliant communities. We educate about the coming global oil production peak and climate change, and design solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil-fuel based, overly centralized way of living.

  • Countryside Jobs Service

    The CJS is an ethical small business, publishing free and low cost information to promote countryside careers in the UK and environmental conservation worldwide.

  • Denmark Farm and the Shared Earth Trust

    A Conservation Centre with Eco Friendly Holidays, Campsite, Nature Trails & Courses in West Wales

  • Dark Mountain

    A new literary movement for an age of global disruption to question the stories that underpin our failing civilisation, to craft new ones for the age ahead and to write clearly and honestly about our true place in the world.

  • Earth Restoration Service

    Global network of projects involved in repair of ecosystems, including planting trees to restore forests, cleaning polluted oceans and rivers, and reintroducing endangered species into the wild.

  • Ecofem

    Educational resource and network on the philosophy and social movement of ecofeminism.

  • Footprint Consulting

    Promotes social justice and ecological sustainability through human ecology consulting, education and training. Specialises in Ecopsychology, exploring the psychological relationship between humans and nature.

  • Foundation for Deep Ecology

    Supports education, advocacy and legal action on behalf of wild Nature and in opposition to technologies and developments that are destroying the natural world.

  • Gandhi Foundation

    The Gandhi Foundation exists to spread knowledge and understanding of the life and work of Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948). Their most important aim is to explain and demonstrate the continuing relevance of Gandhi’s insights and actions today.

  • Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Ltd

    Nature Conservation contracting organisation promoting the sustainable creation, restoration and management of habitats for wildlife. They aim to provide meaningful employment and give staff the practical experience required to advance their careers. Strong advocates of a Deep Ecological approach.

  • Green Museum

    Online museum of environmental art, advancing creative efforts to improve our relationship with the natural world. Our goal is to inform, inspire and connect people through environmental art and encourage the creation of new work that serves our communities and ecosystems.

  • Green Spirit

    A movement celebrating all life as deeply connected and sacred. Brings together the rigour of science, the freedom of creativity, the passion of social action and the wisdom of spiritual traditions.

  • Highland Tiger - The Scottish Wildcat

    THE place for the Scottish Wildcat

  • iCount

    The campaign of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition

  • Initiatives of Change UK

    A diverse, global network committed to building trust across the world's divides. It comprises people of diverse cultures, nations, beliefs and backgrounds who are committed to transforming society through change in individuals and relationships, starting in their own lives.

  • Interact Worldwide

    Interact Worldwide (IW) - formerly Population Concern - is a UK-based international Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) NGO.

  • John Muir Trust

    A leading UK charity dedicated to the protection of wild land for both nature and people. The Trust was founded in 1983 to safeguard the future of wild lands against development and to promote awareness and recognition of the value of such places.

  • Land is Free

    This website acknowledges that land is free - as free as sunshine, air and water. However, the further fact is that we think it can be owned, and this has a serious effect on the distribution of wealth.

  • Landscape and Arts Network

    Helping to broaden the context in which we understand art and landscape and continue to inspire practitioners of all kinds and break professional boundaries.

  • Living Music

    The "Earth Musician" Paul Winter has been motivated over the past 30 years by the vision of a musical-ecological community. Includes extraordinary voices from the "greater symphony of the earth", including wolves, eagles and several dozen other species of "wilderness musician".

  • Natural Change

    Explores how experiences of the natural world can inspire people to live more sustainably.

  • New Networks for Nature

    New Networks for Nature is a broad alliance of creators (including poets, authors, scientists, film makers, visual artists, environmentalists, musicians and composers) whose work draws strongly on the natural environment.

  • Niall Benvie

    Wonderful nature photographs.

  • Optimum Population Trust

    The leading environmental charity and think tank in the UK concerned with the impact of population growth on the environment.

  • Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society (OCEES)

    Multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to exploring the interrelationship between the social and the ethical aspects of environmental issues.

  • Positive News

    Positive News began life as a quarterly international newspaper in 1993 reporting on the people, events and influences that are helping to create a more positive future for the world and its people. It reports on issues rarely covered by the mainstream media and promotes the many enterprises that are working for a sustainable future.

  • Philosophy Department of Lancaster University

    Runs an M.A. course: Values & The Environment, exploring the application of a variety of philosophical approaches to environmental issues.

  • Real Climate

    RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary.

  • Resurgence Magazine

    A leading international forum for ecological and spiritual thinking, connecting readers to a world of ideas, tools and resources that are needed to create positive change

  • Sacred Earth Network

    Activities rooted in the 2 core beliefs: 1) that all of Nature is sacred and must be treated with respect and honour and 2) that humanity must quickly restructure its relationship with the miraculous interconnected system that is our earth.

  • Samakanda

    World's first 'Bioversity'

  • Schumacher College

    Interdisciplinary studies exploring our relationship with the earth. The college has an international reputation for the inspiration, quality and breadth of its teaching. M.Sc. in Holistic Science also available.

  • Schumacher UK

    Schumacher UK provides a unique forum for promoting human scale solutions to the social and environmental problems facing us. We seek to address the growing unease many people feel about the global economic and political structures over which they have little control. It is apparent that many people are seeking human scale solutions for themselves and their communities.

  • SpeyGrian

    Artists, scientists, activists and educators using outdoor experiential learning as a catalyst for change.

  • Task Force on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas

    The network seeks to identify, define, and provide guidelines for managing the cultural and spiritual dimensions of protected areas.

  • VINE Silverdale Ramble

    VINE Conference delegates exploring 'deeper issues' on a ramble around Silverdale

  • Wetland Vision Partnership

    Partnership project which describes how the partners would like England's wetland landscapes to be in 50-years time

  • Wildlands Network

    An open network giving voice to "wildland" values in Britain. Promotes and explores the environmental and human potential of wild land.

  • Wilderness Foundation

    The Wilderness Foundation forms part of a global network. Their aim is to protect wilderness areas wherever they are by, educating people about the benefits of wilderness, providing opportunities for direct experience of wild places and by campaigning for their preservation when threatened with development.

  • Wild Media Foundation

    Truly memorable images stay with us. They hit us right between the eyes and bury deep into our souls. They touch our emotions and can change the way we feel. Truly memorable images have power. In an age dominated by visual media, creative imagery is a powerful communication tool that can promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the natural world – this is what defines the Wild Media Foundation. Working alongside other disciplines, our job is quite simply to bring nature’s stories closer to people’s lives. If not winning hearts and minds, then at least opening them.

Web-based Articles


  • Paul Winter: Prayer for the Wild Things: Living Music LMUS0028
  • Paul Winter: Canyon Lullaby: Living Music LMUS0033
  • The Paul Winter Consort - The Man Who Planted Trees: Living Music LMUS0030

DVD & Video

  • Al Gore: An Inconvenient Truth (2006); Paramount Pictures
  • Captain W Productions

    Highly acclaimed collection of DVDs and Videos, available for purchase, of the courses at Schumacher College