John Seed

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John Seed "is founder and director of the Rainforest Information Centre in Australia. Having been referred to as "the town crier of the global village", Seed has worked tirelessly developing projects which protect rainforests and promote sustainability around the world. One such project was geared towards protecting rainforests in South America, Asia and the Pacific by providing benign and sustainable development projects for indigenous inhabitants of rainforest areas.

"Since 1979, he has been involved in the direct actions which have resulted in the protection of the Australian rainforests as well as developing community awareness about conservation issues. In 1984 he helped initiate the US Rainforest Action Network. In 1987 he co-produced a television documentary for Australian television about the struggle for the rainforests.

"For 15 years, he has written and lectured extensively on deep ecology and has been conducting Councils of All Beings and other 're-Earthing' workshops in Australia, North America Japan, India, Thailand and Eastern and Western Europe. Seed also lectures at universities in Australia, United States, United Kingdom and Asia. He is a Fellow of Findhorn Foundation and Scholar-in-Residence at Easlen Institute.

In 1984, he founded the magazine, World Rainforest Report and remains as one of the editors. Now translated into 10 languages, Seed co-authored Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings with Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming and Professor Arne Naess. As an accomplished singer and songwriter, he has produced five albums of environmental songs since 1981.

"Seed is a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to conservation and the environment, 1995." [1]

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  1. People, Aid/Watch, accessed March 19, 2008.
  2. Contributors, Consciousness in Action, accessed October 18, 2009.
  3. Board, Living Routes, accessed October 19, 2011.

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