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Rights of Mother Earth

Rights of Mother Earth Proposal Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth  (from PWCCC)  (More FAQ here.) Preamble We, the peoples and nations of Earth: considering that we are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny; gratefully acknowledging that Mother Earth is the source of […]

On Names

Names do not replace knowing the one behind it, the being within the surface tagged. Many know me as Eco, but many hear Echo. My parents named me Devin Kyle, poet of the narrows. Names evoke, address, summon. They are each named one’s mantra, most often heard word. Ellis Island invented many names, including my […]


It seems my immersion in front-line activism led me into an accidental invention of a new style. No more awkward middle-length hair, no more hair cuts, masking my immense bulging bare forehead, or trying to “add body” to my wispy-thin, easily-oily hair. Never before have I had a dread, nor ever do I need another […]

Turning a New Leaf — generosity economy in action and only One Cow left

Eco here. Eventful foray from the other day I would like to share here. What began in Woodstock and a visit with talented natural artists (community-minded post-Brooklynites) my journey took me through a local healer to meet our wonderful friend Bill Henry, waiting ready for transport assistance, even with all the pressures in his life […]

Errors from TMI article

The Millbrook Independent wrote this article about Yours Truly, and we wanted to cross out every error which appears in this article, for review: Barn declared unlivable A group of youth from many quarters, but mostly from New York City, some of whom once occupied Wall Street, are now occupying a barn and a hillside along Old Route 22 between […]

Good Neighbor Policy

Recently, the Arc has had to undergo a massive amount of scrutiny, not always of the most compassionate or well-intentioned variety. Now, the kind of attention we give to the world affects how it grows. What we try to practice and teach here is Appreciative Inquiry, where constructive solutions can be brought to where it’s […]