Deep Ecology describes a philosophical approach to understanding our role in nature, recognizing that all components of any ecosystem have equal standing as members of the greater community. Taking a “systems approach” to our perception of nature, we meet other organisms as peers, partners, and playmates. To reach such an understanding, we often have to face our grief and sorrow at the state of the world and the part we play in damaging the environment. Only then can we heal and go forward, seeing with new eyes. This interactive session, requiring deep personal work, is based on Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, taking us through gratitude, pain, perception, and progress. Fee: $25 members; $35 nonmembers Advance registration required. Use the form below or call 815-335-2915.