NWEI’s self-led discussion courses are designed to spark shared learning, shared stories, and shared action. Each course book also includes tips and guidelines to help facilitators organize a course.

A detailed list of articles and resources included in the Reconnecting with Earth course book are available in the Table of Contents.

Participants read each week’s material (which may include brief articles, book excerpts and/or links to online content) on their own. During each session, group members take turns facilitating by leading others through discussion questions  provided in the course book.

“I gained a level of values clarification that continues to inform HOW I live, every single day.”

– Judith Alexander, Course Participant, Port Townsend, WA
Sample Discussion Questions

  • Can we capture the experience of wildness in any setting as Kathleen Dean Moore suggests, whether it is urban, suburban or rural? Explain.
  • Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim believe religion has great potential to effectively respond to our ecological crisis. Do you share their enthusiasm?
  • David Orr contends that our innate “biophilia” is the best hope for our future, as opposed to technological cleverness or abstractions about progress of one kind or another. How do you respond to this?