Towards the green world for all in which we all long to live in and play our part.

Welcome to the preface of An Earthen Ethic Medium Series! The Earth has greened the planet — why can’t we? In the next dozen installments we’ll dive deep into a new ethical theory of green.

Observe the way the Earth tends its processes towards spiraling cycles that ever enrich.

By examining the latest Earth Science and theoretical physics insights through the lens of ancient indigenous wisdom, we lay out a new theory of Green. Photo of Cordillera rice terraces by Gladys Maximo. (Note: this is a fully revamped re-post of the the first Earthen ethic.)

A Final Ethic to Guide Keen Green Enterprises

This is the tenth installment of the Earthen Ethic series laying out the framework for a new ecological ethics based on the Earth’s example. This week we go deep into the sixth and final principle — of awareness raising.

Observe how the Earth has supported life and its diversification. — Earthen Ethic №5

This is the ninth installment of the Earthen Ethic series that is laying out the framework for a new ecological ethics based on the Earth’s example. This week we go deep into the fifth principle — of diversification.

Transcending Net-Zero to Net-Green

This is the ninth essay in the Earthen Ethic series. Here we take a look at the fourth principle of ecological contribution. Art by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, German artist and philosopher who coined the term ‘ecology’ — Kunstformen der Natur (1904)

58 MILLION YEARS AGO the Earth entered the Carboniferous period with an atmosphere full of CO2. At the outset of the age, plants had just evolved leaves and stalks. 50 million years later, not only did vast leafy forests cover the planet, the Earth’s atmospheric carbon had been reduced 10 fold.

Towards Sequestration in the Principled Pursuit of Green.

This is the eighth post in the Earthen Ethic series. Here we take a look at the third principle of ecological contribution: Towards Storage. Image from Kunstformen der Natur (1904), by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, German artist and philosopher who coined the term ‘ecology’.

Transitioning from for-Profit to for-Earth enterprise

This is the seventh post in the Earthen Ethic series. Here we take a look at the second principle of Green: Indefinite Cycling. ‘Eagle and Salmon No2 — by James Madam, Wet’suwet’en artist.

In the land of the Wetʼsuwetʼen people in Northwestern Canada, the Pacific Salmon’s cycle of abundance is revered. In a lifespan of seven years, these remarkable fish start their lives in small forest creeks. When they are ready, they set out on a thousand kilometer journey to the ocean. On the way, a tiny fry transforms into a magnificent fish that can thrive in the vast waters of the Pacific.

Russell Maier

Green ethics. Regenerativative Philosophy. Forest Gardener.

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