Fernwood Publishing – Imagine a world where humanity was not destined to cause harm to the natural world, where win-win scenarios—people and nature thriving together—are possible. No doubt contemporary western society is steeped in the legacy of white supremacy and colonialism, and as a result, many people have come to believe that humanity is fundamentally flawed, that the story of our species is destined to be nasty, brutish, and short. But what if this narrative could be dismantled?
In Finding Our Niche, Philip A. Loring does just that. He explores the tragedies of Western society and offers examples and analyses that can guide us in reconciling our damaging settler-colonial histories and tremendous environmental missteps in favor of a more sustainable and just vision for the future.
Finding Our Niche
Toward A Restorative Human Ecology
By Philip A. Loring
Forthcoming November 2020
Watch Philip Loring’s talk below, about the transformation many people pursue is not a personal one, about making themselves the hero, but about lifting up others. Philip Loring is a human ecologist with fifteen years experience studying the social and environmental dimensions of food security and community sustainability.