The Future of Life: Beyond the music

The Future of Life

Music is important and necessary, but more important is the message in the book The Future of Life by Dr. Edward O. Wilson - about the absolute necessity of preserving biodiversity. This important to everyone on Earth. I might only reach some part of the musical community with this music, but musicians, audiences, and everyone else should learn about biodiversity and what it means to the future of the Earth -- our future.

I hope you will support efforts by governments, private charities and local initiatives to protect habitats and wildlife. Check out these links to get information about the underlying issues. I've also added links about the writers, artists, and organizations that inspire me.

The book The Future of Life   Barnes &

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About Dr. Edward O. Wilson

E.O.Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

PBS: Think Tank: Edward O. Wilson and The Future of Life (interview)

The Future of Life: E. O. Wilson - Earthwatch Interview

Earth in the balance - could tilt either way | : book review

Kenan Malik's review of 'The Future of Life' by EO Wilson

Reason Magazine - The Future of Life, Private sector protection? - The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson, represented by the Lavin Agency

robin in dogwood Organizations highlighted in The Future of Life

Conservation International

IUCN - The World Conservation Union

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The Nature Conservancy - Protecting Nature, Preserving Life

World Wildlife Fund - Endangered Species, Wildlife Conservation, Animal Habitats

bleeding hearts More conservation and political action organizations

Sierra Club : Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet

National Audubon Society

Greenpeace Democracy in Action

LCV: The League of Conservation Voters

Environment Massachusetts

maple in spring Art and music aligned with nature

Writers, artists and organizations that have inspired me

Anne Baring, poet

Judy Grahn, poet

May Swenson, poet

Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and of the text of my first big nature-inspired choral piece "Weaving the World", written in 2004

Bill McKibben, author

Shambhala Publications, publisher of the collection "Her Words" where I found Anne Baring's and Judy Grahn's work

The Master Singers

NatureStage, formerly Rialto Arts

Artists Without Borders


starling in dogwood Things you can do

Healthy Yard Pledge, formerly by National Audubon, now its own project

Backyard Conservation - US Dept of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Citizen science programs contribute to our knowledge of birds

Appalachian Mountain Club - Get outdoors! Trips, hiking trails, and habitat protection


The Home Energy Saver

About the photos The photos are natural things in my own yard and in Massachusetts.

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