If you have been wondering what happened to Shades of Green, my efforts to raise awareness about our environmental challenges have just taken a different form. During the last year and a half, I have been editing, enlarging, updating and footnoting a selection of the more durable Shades of Green pieces that I wrote over the many previous years. These have been compiled and published in a three-volume book-set called The EcoTrilogy, comprised of Ecologos, Ecopathy and Ecocide.
These books should be available for $20 each in Campbell River and Comox Valley bookstores. For other areas in Canada, I will mail them by Canada Post, if you send to me at Box 362, Quathiaski Cove, B.C. V0P 1N0 a cheque or money order for $20 plus $6 postage for each book, or $50 plus $18 for the three volumes of The EcoTrilogy. For mailing to other countries and for my other published books, please visit www.raygrigg.com.Ray Grigg
Ray Grigg, author of numerous internationally sold books on Eastern philosophy, and an environmental columnist who wrote a weekly Shades of Green article in Campbell River and Courtenay newspapers for many years, has just published a three-volume collection of the most important and durable of these pieces.
Each volume of The EcoTrilogy is comprised of 64 essays selected from over 750 that appeared in newspapers, magazines and online between 2000 and 2016. All selections have been updated, expanded, deepened and footnoted to befit their new incarnation in book form.
The total of 192 chosen columns invited additional attention and thought because they seemed relevant beyond the occasion of their writing. When read in their entirety, they are a comprehensive and realistic analysis of our present environmental situation.
Individually, they fit into three loose categories: philosophical, psychological and biophysical, becoming, respectively, the volumes of The EcoTrilogy series: Ecologos, Ecopathy and Ecocide.
Ecologos explores the pervasive cultural values underlying our individual and collective behaviour, those powerfully motivating forces—often functioning below our immediate awareness—that comprise the essential milieu in which we feel, think and act.
Ecopathy is a survey of this behaviour from a closer perspective, documenting the ways in which we frequently subvert our best interests by inflicting egregious damage on our planet’s ecosystems.
And Ecocide provides specific examples of the inevitable consequences when our culture expresses these destructive philosophical and psychological attributes.