Peter Berg

Dispatches From The Road and Reports of Actions

By Peter Berg | October 10, 2006

In his numerous peregrinations, Peter sent us dispatches from distant bioregions, our eyes and ears, a sort-of latter-day combination of Darwin (as chronicler of minute botanical/zoological detail) and Bakunin (as pollinator of the Reinhabitory Movement). Bioregionalism Meets Local Autonomy in Mexico reports on the November 1996 Turtle Island Bioregional Gathering (TIBG) in Tepoztlán, Mexico.  1999-1010 index of Ecuador Dispatches August 2001: Reports from the Planet Drum Bioregional […]

Finding a Bioregion in the Sea

By Peter Berg | October 8, 2006

Peace Boat off Baja CaliforniaOctober 8, 2006 This story is atypical at the start, then becomes progressively more unusual. It began when I gave a talk/show about living within the natural systems of the place that one inhabits for Be Good Café (a traveling media event that changes venue for each performance) in a large coffee bar in Tokyo. An American woman was waiting in […]

The Core of Eco-tourism

By Peter Berg | September 20, 2006

Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador There is an intriguing cultural paradox mixed in with the conflicted assortment of values and human experience that have evolved from contemporary globalism. How can there be “world” identity and preservation of diverse cultures at the same time? Eating fusion-nationality food, working as an importer of flowers from Ecuador, discussing Saudi Arabian Islamism, wearing running shoes made in China and a shirt […]

New Weather and You

By Peter Berg | September 19, 2006

The planet is always changing, Gaia knows. Remember that our ancestors lived through The Ice Age. They may have shivered but they made some magnificent art. We are beginning to see The Warm Age induced by greenhouse gases. More and stronger hurricanes and cyclones, extended rains, heavy snowstorms…as well as mounting heat spells and drought in many places. “Climate change” is a good term but […]

Reality Checks

By Peter Berg | September 12, 2006

Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador August rain is nearly unheard of during the desert-like dryness of summer and fall in Bahia de Caraquez and the State of Manabi. So when there was a week of it last month with two days of memorable monsoon downpour people were bewildered and out of their confusion sprouted divergent theories. One universally understood truth is that this is Ecuador where […]

Some Encounters with Murray Bookchin

By Peter Berg | August 9, 2006

Murray Bookchin was one of the most influential thinkers in the formation of the anarcho-bioregional movement. Peter Berg’s homage to this most inscrutable luminary is from August 2006. Before offering any recollections about Murray it is necessary to make the disclaimer that if he was here he would quite possibly refute them.  And that he might even dispute that statement! That said I can relax […]