Spiritual Ecology

I am at my core a Spiritual Ecologist. It is a field that bridges the intrinsic sacredness of life with an overarching concern regarding the environment. For me it means that my spiritual path is interwoven, and in many ways, one in the same as my passion for understanding nature and working as an educator.

Interested in learning more? Check out the Spiritual Ecology website!

I am interested in identifying organizations, businesses and schools who hold values consistent with spiritual ecology. Some of these have resources that can be used by anyone because of the nature of what they offer, while others can be found within the Pacific Northwest (trying to keep it local!). If you would like to add your organization or business to this list, please send me an e-mail at drake@natalearth.com about who you are and what you do!


TreeSisters Journey to a Billion Trees

Wow. Just wow. I love the work this organization is setting out to do. What BEAUTIFUL, VISIONARY work here with Claire Dubois. I encourage you to spend some time browsing this website. There are wonderful resources on turning inwards, building community (there is a great facebook group), as well as providing ways to really give back and make a difference in the world.


Earth and Spirit Council (www.earthandspirit.org), Portland, Oregon. Provides a forum for various religious practices to explore their common connection and commitment to protecting the environment. ESC is one of the few organizations to incorporate indigenous cultures’ wisdom about the environment into its work.

Earth Ministry (www.earthministry.org), Seattle, Washington. Organizes earth-educational programs; works with congregations; publishes a newsletter, books, and instructional material, and maintains a video library. “To help people of faith see more clearly the connections between their faith, their daily lives, and ecological concerns.

(Descriptions provided, along with other really great organizations to check out can be found here).