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Interdependence



Interdependence is a reciprocal relationship among two or more individuals, groups, or systems. In an interdependent relationship, members may be emotionally, economically, morally, or ecologically reliant on others, while also being responsible to each other. Interdependence is the middle ground between independence (freedom from responsibility to and reliance on others) and dependence (relying on others without supporting them in return). Larger socio-political discussions often highlight that interdependence is the default state of both all human beings within a community and all living systems on Earth, and making an arbitrary distinction between human civilization and the environment is a harmful idea that must be adjusted to bring our relationship back into balance.

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Buddhist “One City” Author Ethan Nichtern Interview

This is a fascinating and personal discussion of Nichtern’s idea of interdependence, as well as an enlightening conversation about Eastern ideas in general, such as Buddhism and meditation.

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The Hidden Life of Trees

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network.

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Why Climate Action Is the Antithesis of White Supremacy

Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation.

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FindCenterOnly through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.

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One City: A Declaration of Interdependence | Ethan Nichtern | Talks at Google

The Authors Google program was pleased to welcome Ethan Nichtern to Google’s New York office to discuss his book, “One City: A Declaration of Interdependence.”

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One City: A Declaration of Interdependence

What you wear. What you say. What you think/ignore/buy/don’t buy... Welcome to One City-Population: Everyone—where EVERYTHING you do matters. You’ve lived here your whole life, whether you know it or not.

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Humanity and Nature Are Not Separate—We Must See Them as One to Fix the Climate Crisis

A deeper issue underlies each one’s part in the malaise enveloping the planet’s ecosystems—and its origins date back to long before the industrial revolution. To truly bring ourselves into harmony with the natural world, we must return to seeing humanity as part of it.

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FindCenterIf humans were to model the lifestyle displayed by healthy community of cells, our societies and our planet would be more peaceful and vital.

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How Soon Is Now?: A Handbook for Global Change

We are on the brink of an ecological and political mega-crisis. Our actions over the next few years may well determine the destiny of our descendants. Part manifesto, part tactical plan of action, How Soon Is Now? outlines a vision for a mass social movement that will address this crisis.

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To Be an Earth Ecstatic: Poet Diane Ackerman on the Spirituality of Wonder Without Religion

Branchings of belief from the lovely common root of “holy” and “whole” in the interleaving of all things.

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