Ecological degradation can strongly affect our emotions. How can we react to the negative feelings that arise when a favorite place is impacted by mining, logging, or pollution? Author Trebbe Johnson joined us to discuss her essay “Gaze Even Here,” published in Orion‘s November/December 2012 issue, and shared her thoughts on how to retain a love of place during trying times. She was joined by an expert panel, including artist/activist Lily Yeh and Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht, who coined the psychological term “solastalgia,” which describes this phenomenon of ecological sadness.
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