Holding Multiple Worldviews as a Key for Ecological Transformation

by Jeanine Canty, PhD, Associate Professor in Environmental Studies & Environmental Leadership at Naropa University

I am honored to have my article, “Walking Between Worlds: Holding Multiple Worldviews as a Key for Ecological Transformation” published in the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies. This piece reflects much of the work I do as an Environmental Leadership and Environmental Studies faculty member at Naropa. While our programs addressing ecological issues include multiple dimensions from looking at policy, activism, justice, hands-on work, and employing new innovations, at the heart of our work is changing the environmentalistunraveling our assumptions and behaviors and aligning them with perspectives and practices that serve the widest circles of life. In the courses I teach, my students unravel their assumptions of self, society, and nature, and begin to expand their identities and actions in ways that serve all of the living community.


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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.