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Update: August 2020

The Environment Series

from the Perelandra Question Line Duo

Machaelle Wright's work, Perelandra, started with her caring about the environment. Beginning in 1975, while quietly working in her home garden she encountered problems. She looked for help, but the answers provided by "garden experts" often waged war on nature. Even the "organic" solutions pitted man against nature. Finding no satisfactory help from humans on the subject, in 1977, Machaelle turned to nature for answers. That was over 40 years ago.

Today, the driving engine at Perelandra is still Machaelle's partnership with nature, and her research garden. What drives the Perelandra business is you — your desire to stop waging war on nature and find a better way. You are the people who care about the environment and its impact on your health, your family's health and the quality of the food you're eating, the water you're drinking and the air you're breathing.

This is what Perelandra is about. Perelandra is not about simply enjoying nature, or protecting nature. Perelandra is about how to work with nature to solve problems. This includes how to solve the environmental problems we humans have created. You may have noticed — we have some serious environmental problems.

In this series, we present one simple thing you can do with each post, one action to address the problems in your environment.


We encourage you to expand your understanding of biodiversity. It will clarify your purpose when doing the EoP Biodiversity Process. It will also help you share with others the importance of countering climate change and biodiversity loss. Here are numerous articles that explain how we got here, environmentally speaking, and why it's a problem.

  • Human impact on biodiversity loss may fuel future pandemics [ABC News]
  • Why the Great Auk is Gone for Good [The New York Times, December 2019]
  • Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction [BBC, December 2019]
  • The Arctic may have crossed a key threshold [The Washington Post, December 2019]
  • From Jellyfish to Elephants, Biodiversity Keeps the World Turning [Aljazeera, June 2020]
  • Saving The Animals Is More Important Than We Think [Shondaland, July 2020]
  • Harlequin Found: ‘Extinct’ Toad Rediscovered After 30 Years [The Revelator, May 2020]
  • Working From Home Has Environmental Benefits, We Can Do Better [The Revelator, May 2020]
  • The more we lose biodiversity, the worse will be the spread of infectious diseases [QUARTZ, India]
  • Why is biodiversity so important? [The Kid Should See This]