The Future of Life: Beyond the music
Lists of links
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.
Writers, artists and organizations that have inspired me
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
Shambhala Publications, publisher of the collection "Her Words" where I found Anne Baring's and Judy Grahn's work
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
About the photos The photos are natural things in my own yard and in Massachusetts.