Category: column

Place-Based Ventures

[No. 3 in our Eco-Lit series; concludes with a little writing contest] A few months ago, I attended the Land Institute’s annual Prairie Festival in Salina, Kansas. The festival featured talks on sustainable agricultural practices, spirituality’s place in environmental advocacy, and research on new…

Eco-Lit: Sense of Place

a column exploring the intersection of literature and ecology by Maryka Gillis A few weeks ago, I found myself directed up the last hill leading to a primitive campsite overlooking a canyon. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is small at just under…

Eco-Lit: Reclaiming Hope

a new column exploring the intersection of literature and ecology by Maryka Gillis Like many Millenials, I have anxiety and foreboding concerning the changes across Earth’s climate and ecosystems. Call it what you will – climate change, global warming, global weirding, an unfortunate coincidence…