Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills is an author, bioregionalist, speaker and activist. A resident if Northwest Lower Michigan, she has published widely and written several books, the most recent of which is  On Gandhi’s Path: Bob Swann’s Work for Peace and Community Economics. She was featured in the 2010 PBS documentary EarthDays, and is a former recipient of Agraria’s Arthur Morgan Award.

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Watershed consciousness: Is streaming wisdom a community solution?

Watersheds are life-places. They outline and embrace distinct realms. They collect fluid intelligence from animate terrains.

February 17, 2022

Pulling It All Together

In the 1990s, Jungian psychiatrist and naturalist Sterling Bunnell observed, “We’re in for some pretty rough bumping over the next century. The important thing is that we don’t totally lose our bearings and become degraded by it.”

November 1, 2018

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Durable Goods

What’s coming? Possibilities I hope for, probabilities to dread. Possible: A renewed stirring of love for the Earth. Respect for and reciprocity with all beings.

October 26, 2018


From the Pleistocene to the Motor City: Revolutions in human ecology

Revolutions in human ecology might usefully be grounded in a sense of humanity’s deep past, for that is where our power arrangements began.

April 27, 2011

Biodiversity: peak nature?

As it has grown in numbers and technological might, the human race has become a force of geophysical proportion, on par with the asteroid that struck the Yucatan during the Cretaceous era, dethroning Tyrannosaurus rex. Extinction is final. Yet no species is immortal. Extinction has been part of evolution since life emerged on Earth.

January 4, 2011

Oil-Choked Spring

The map of the area threatened by the BP blowout, comprising nearly half of the US’s coastal wetlands, looks like tattered lace. It’s a realm of islands, shoals, estuaries, marshes, swamps, bayous, and creeks, land speckled across water, water twining across land, all of it in flux…

May 7, 2010

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