Welcome to Wild Frontiers! This is a network for anyone who wants to collaborate with others to rediscover and develop ways in which we can live and govern ourselves as life members of the beautiful community we call "Earth". If you want to play a part in developing laws and governance systems that reorientate our lives and communities towards a future that is ecologically, socially and spiritually sustaining - then this is the on-line community for you!
The systems which industrial civilisations use to regulate human behaviour (e.g. value, legal, political, economic and educational systems) are promoting rather than preventing the degradation and destruction of our habitat. We will need to fundamentally change these systems so that they prioritise maintaining the health and integrity of the whole Earth community if we are to address environmental crises (like climate change) and related social problems successfully. This will require reconnecting with the wild creative energies that brought our Earth community into being and continue to animate it, and to create systems that nurture our connections with this community and participation in it.
The book Wild Law describes a new Earth-centred approach to governance called "Earth jurisprudence" and advocates the development of "wild laws" that reflect this approach. This will require refining our understanding of the principles of Earth Jurisprudence, an understanding of the fundamental principles that govern the natural systems which we are part of (Ecological intelligence), drawing on the wisdom of more ecologically literate cultures (Indigenous wisdom), and developing a global consensus on the rights and obligations of members of the Earth Community (see Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights and UDPR tag).
Principles for collaboration
1. Many minds working together with a common purpose and shared values can achieve far more than any of us could alone.
2. Feel free to be critical but seek to be constructive and to make a positive contribution to this collaborative endeavour.