My name is Alan Wight. For the past 5 years I have been studying the various ways in which humans' interact with and perceive the natural environment (aka the earth). I have become familiar with the history of the modern environmental movement and specifically ecovillages: non-violent, decentralized, bioregional-laboratories that focus on creating ecologically sustainable communities.
Feel free to learn more about Cincinnati’s Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage.
Currently, I am a graduate student in educational studies at the University of Cincinnati with interests in environmental education, Action Research, and how our education systems reproduce culture. I engage in AR as an activist-scholar to develop an earth-centered ethic among the community, the academy, government, and industry. Yes, we have our work cut out for us! Along with my colleagues and fellow editors I am excited about this blog and our diversity of interests. Every Monday I will be discussing the intersection of AR and the environment. Please join us as we embark on this experiment of consuming conversation and deliberate debate!