Book Reviews, Articles and More
Canadian Dimension articlesI recently rediscovered a series of articles written for Canadian Dimension (CD),
Ecology and The Green Movement by D. Orton, The New
Number 6, Winter 1986/87. This is an evaluation of Deep Ecology: Living as if
Nature Matters, by Bill Devall and George Sessions. For the authors' response,
see Devall, The New Catalyst, Number 7, Spring 1987 and Sessions, The New
Catalyst, Number 8, Summer 1987. (Note additional deep ecology book reviews/
critical assessments, of Arne Naess, Warwick Fox, Robin Eckersley, Andrew Dobson,
David Rothenberg, Richard Sylvan, Gandhi, Rudolf Bahro and Joanna Macy.)
The New Politics of the Environment Book review by D. Orton of Red And
Green, edited by Joe Weston, Pluto Press, 1986. Published in the New Catalyst,
A German View of the German Greens, a review by David Orton of The German
Greens: A Social and Political Profile by Werner Hülsberg, 1988. Published in The
New Catalyst, April 1989.
Points of Consideration re: The Earth First!
- Letter published
in the Earth First! Journal Dec.21, 1990, and in the Glacial Erratic, Winter 1990.
or Informed Rejection of Pesticide Use – a concept for environmental
action against forest spraying, Philosophy and Social Action, India, Vol. 16, No. 4,
Pesticides: Points of
Contention, by D. Orton, January 1991, published in InforMed,
a journal of The Medical Society of Nova Scotia.
review by D. Orton of Toward A
Transpersonal Ecology: Developing
New Foundations For Environmentalism , by Warwick Fox, 1990. Printed in
Canadian Dimension, under the title "New Age deep ecology", September 1991,
Vol. 25, No. 6.
Alternative Vision for Wildlife in Nova Scotia A three-page
Green Web, presented at a "Wildlife Strategy" conference, in response to the position
paper Today's Challenge – Tomorrow's Legacy, A Wildlife Strategy For Nova
Scotia, January 1992.
Scotia's Forests Under Assault
September 1992. Eight pages. A
composite article, by the Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides and the Green Web.
Reflections - article by
Orton, submitted to the
Australian movement publication, formerly called The Deep Ecologist, December 6, 1992.
No to Plantation
Forestry, letter by D. Orton, published in Wilderness
Vol. 22 No. 4, December 1992.
Book review by D. Orton, of Trouble
In The Woods: Forest Policy and Social
Conflict in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, edited by L. Anders Sandberg.
Fredericton: Acadiensis Press, 1992. Shortened version published in Wild Lands
Advocate, the news quarterly of the Alberta Wilderness Association, October 1993,
under the title, "No Green Vision Of The Forest." Full version published in
Canadian Dimension, October-November 1994, Vol. 28, No. 5.
Nematode Alert Two
one-page statements issued in April 1993 by the Green
Web, alerting environmentalists and the public to the use of nematodes as a
"biological control" against the debarking weevil, the spruce budmoth, and other
Forest Spraying in Nova Scotia article by D.
Journal December 1993.
Book review by D. Orton of Ecology,
Community and Lifestyle, 1989, by
Arne Naess. Printed in CNS, Volume 4(4), Issue Sixteen, December 1993.
Book review by D. Orton of Environmentalism
and Political Theory: Toward
an Ecocentric Approach , by Robyn Eckersley, 1992. Published in the British
journal Green Line, under the title "Ecocentricity", No. 107, May 1993.
Book review by D. Orton of Green
Thought: An Introduction, by
Andrew Dobson, 1990. Printed in Canadian Dimension, May-June 1994, Vol. 28,
Book review by D. Orton of Conversations
With Arne Naess: Is It Painful
To Think? by David Rothenberg, 1993, under the title "Revised deep ecology
platform surprising and disheartening". Printed in Alternatives, September/
October 1994, Vol. 20, No. 4. (Arne Naess by personal letter of Jan. 10, 1997,
has denied Rothenberg's assertion that 'sustainable development' was to be
included in the 8-point Deep Ecology Platform.)
Memory of Richard Sylvan. Tribute to a friend (1935-1996),
influential Australian deep ecologist, philosopher and forestry activist, on learning
of his death on June 16, 1996. Published in The Trumpeter, Winter 1997, Vol. 14,
Biocides: The Larger Picture by D. Orton. Talk to a
Corner Brook, Newfoundland on August 13, 1997.
Gandhi by D. Orton, Nov. 30, 1997. A response to
Robert Payne's 1969 book Life and Death of Mahatma Gandhi and an
assessment of the place of Gandhi's thinking in the radical environmental movement
and in deep ecology.
A Critique of Biological Controls by D. Orton, Dec. 7, 1997. A
points that need to be made about the use of biological controls from a left biocentric
philosophical perspective. Published under the title "Biological Controls Not
Harmless" in Watershed Sentinel, Vol. 8, No. 2, June/July 1998. Also published as
an Opinion article in the Chronicle Herald April 21, 1998.
Bahro (1935-1997): A Tribute by D. Orton. A brief
important German green philosopher and activist, on learning of his death. Includes
a listing of his publications available in English. Published in Socialist Studies Bulletin
No. 50 (Oct.-Dec 1997); Canadian Dimension. March-April 1998, Vol. 32, No. 2;
and, in abridged form, The Way Ahead, No. 36, January 1998. It was also translated
into Spanish as "Rudolf Bahro (1935 - 1997): Un tributo". For more on Bahro, see
the Rudolf-Bahro-Archiv (in German).
Do activists need ESAC, by D. Orton. An article
activists to join the Environmental Studies Association of Canada. Published in the
ESAC promotions newsletter, April 1998.
Ethics, a review by D. Orton of the book The Greening
From Human Chauvinism to Deep-Green Theory by Richard Sylvan and
David Bennett, May 1998.
1998. This ten-point primer presents an
overview of left biocentrism. It has been printed in a number of movement magazines,
such as The Northern Forest Forum, Summer Solstice 1998, Vol. 6 No. 5, the
British publication The Way Ahead, Spring Issue, No. 38, April 1998, and Feral:
A Journal Towards Wildness, Spring 1999, Vol. 1, No. 1. (The Primer is also
included as part of Bulletin #63.)
Memories, February 1999. A brief commentary by D. Orton on
death of Winin Pereira (1928-1999), founder of the Centre for Holistic Studies in
Bandra, India; plus a commentary by Jeremy Seabrook. (Published in Indranet,
“Winin Pereira Memorial Issue”, Issues #31-34, February 2000, Bandra, India.)
Aquaculture Perils by
Helga Hoffmann, March 1999. A letter to the editor
dealing with some environmental problems of shellfish farming.
Ecology and Other Readings
- an annotated bibliography by
D. Orton, March 1999. Published in The Northern Forest Forum, Mid-Spring 1999,
Vol. 7, No. 4.
Redefining Woodlots, April 1999. Letter to the editor by
David Orton, presenting the view that small woodlot owners no longer have the right
to destroy their woodlots for economic reasons. Printed in several Nova Scotia
NATO's Ecocide, May
1999. Letter to the editor by Helga Hoffmann, expressing
concern for the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and the callous disregard for its
environmental and human costs. Printed in several provincial and national newspapers.
Massive Seal Killing, May 1999. A letter to the editor by
Orton, published in
Atlantic Canada, opposing the massive seal slaughter plans of the so-called Fisheries
Resource Conservation Council, in their Report of April 1999.
on The Ecological Footprint by
D. Orton. Printed in Elements,
the online magazine of the New Brunswick Environmental Network, September 1999:
Report of the Red Tail Deep Ecology Rendezvous, by
David Orton and Helga
Hoffmann, September 1999.
review by D. Orton of the book Animals and
Nature: Cultural Myths, Cultural Realities, by Rod Preece, UBC Press, 1999.
Published in the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, vol. 2:3 (1999).
Treaty Follies -
to the editor by D. Orton, dealing with the Donald Marshall
Supreme Court Decision. Published as an Opinion article in the Chronicle Herald
September 29, 1999.
Reject the Royal Commission Aboriginal Model Letter to
by D. Orton,
putting the Donald Marshall Decision in a larger context, October 17, 1999. Printed in
the Brunswickan, 1999 at http://www.unb.ca/bruns/9900/issue7/oped/letter3.html
book review by D. Orton of The Ecological Indian: Myth and
History by Shepard Krech III, W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. Published on the
Indian website The Reviewer at http://members.rediff.com/thereviewer/24101999p.htm
Environmental Books by David Orton, December 20, 1999.
of ten books, ranked in order of preference, on an environmental journey to a radical
ecological awareness. Published as “Ten Books on the Environment” in Green
Voices, Issue #12, January 2000 (newsletter of the Kootenay-Boundary Greens in
A Human-Centric Concept by
D. Orton, published in
the Earth First! Journal, December 1999/January, 2000 (Vol. 20, No. 2). Also
published in The Northern Forest Forum, Summer Solstice 2000, Vol. 8, No. 3.
and Animal Rights: A Discussion Paper by D. Orton, based on
exchanges in the internet discussion group "left bio", January 09, 2000.
On the Deep Ecology Path by David Orton. A short overview
article. Printed in
Green Anarchy, No. 1, Summer 2000. An edited version, under the title
“Delving Deeper”, was published in Clearcutting in Perspective, Nova Scotia
Public Interest Group, Vol. VIII, Spring 2000.
Biocentrism Relevant to Green Parties? Talk to the Green
Canada convention in Ottawa, August 06, 2000. The talk included a discussion of
deep ecology, fundamental dilemmas facing activists, the "left" in left biocentrism,
and handling contradictions within left biocentrism. Published in the online Canadian
deep ecology magazine The Trumpeter, Vol. 16, No. 1, at
Let the Trees Be - A letter to the editor by D. Orton,
the cutting of
trees in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, because of the brown spruce
longhorn beetle. Published in a number of provincial newspapers in June 2000,
and in the Earth First! Journal, September-October 2000, Vol. 20, No. 8.
No Moral Authority: Comment on ‘Managing’ Crown Land Forests
D. Orton, September 2000, 3 pages. (A shortened version appeared as an opinion
article in the Halifax Daily News under the title “Companies Rule Natural
Resources”, and as a letter to the editor in a number of other Nova Scotia
newspapers. It also appeared in the newsletter of the Friends of Nature Conservation
Society, Chester, NS, May 16, 2001.)
Commentary on Green Political Thought by Andrew Dobson by
Orton, November 07, 2000. Printed in the Socialist Studies Bulletin, No. 61,
and Theoretical Fatalism: A Comment on the Terms of
Reference of the ‘Eminent Panel on Seal Management by David Orton,
November 23, 2000. Printed in The Northern Forest Forum, Candlemas 2001,
Vol. 8, No. 6.
Ideological Limitations: A Commentary on ‘Earth in the Balance’
by D. Orton, December 31, 2000. Printed in The Northern Forest Forum, Candlemas
2001, Vol. 8, No. 6.
Macy and the CIA by D. Orton, June 2001. A critical comment
Macy’s past links with the CIA, as shown in her memoir Widening Circles, and the
implications for deep ecology.
from below or ending industrial civilization? A Commentary
an evaluation by D. Orton of Maude Barlow’s and Tony Clarke’s book Global Showdown,
July 2001. Printed in abbreviated form in Canadian Dimension, Vol. 35, No. 5, September/
October 2001. Published in the September 2001 edition of the online magazine of the New
Brunswick Environmental Network, Elements:
Democracy and Forest Spraying by D. Orton, August 15, 2001.
to the editor
published in various Nova Scotia newspapers, and as an Opinion article in the Chronicle
Herald of August 24, 2001, under the title “Eventually, we’ll have to accept Earth-centered
Orton, September 01, 2001. A review/commentary
of Michael Dwyer’s book, Sea of Heartbreak: The Extraordinary Account of a
Newfoundland Fishing Voyage. Published in Synthesis/Regeneration 28, Spring 2002,
http://www.greens.org/s-r/ Also printed in The Northern Forest Forum, Vol. 9, No. 1,
Use' View on Bear Attacks by D. Orton, October 20, 2001. A
Gary Shelton's book Bear Attacks II: Myth and Reality. Published under the title “The
Wise Use Bears” in The Northern Forest Forum, Vol. 9, No. 3, Summer 2002
Activism - A book review of Tim Falconer’s Watchdogs
Activism From Marginal To Mainstream, November 2001. Printed in the Socialist
Studies Bulletin, No. 65, July-December 2001. Also published in the online magazine
Notes from a Deep Ecology Talk -
Selected text from a talk by David Orton
in January 2002, to students in environmental studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
An edited version was published in February 2002 in the online magazine Elements:
Downwinds: No Redress - A
review of Andrew Nikiforuk’s Saboteurs:
Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil. Printed in an edited version in the Earth First!
Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3, February-March 2002. Also printed in the Watershed
Sentinel (http://www.rfu.org/ws121.htm#Toxic Downwinds), Vol. 12, No. 1, February/
March 2002, and in the Socialist Studies Bulletin, No. 66, January-March 2002.
Cuba Down Side: Pesticide Spraying and Further Considerations
March 2, 2002
Conservation Guidelines for the Acadian Forest, by D.
2002. Published in The Northern Forest Forum, Winter Solstice 2002, Vol. 9, No. 4.
Also published in shortened form as an Opinion article in The Chronicle Herald, October
17, 2002, under the title "New Vision needed for conservation of Acadian forest".
Appeared in shortened version in the Prince Edward Island daily The Guardian, on
November 1st, 2002.
on Buddhism and Deep Ecology, by David Orton, November
review essay of the book Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism,
edited by Stephanie Kaza and Kenneth Kraft.
Clash: Deep Green Implicatons A review of Samuel
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, January 2003, by
D. Orton. Printed in the online journal The Trumpeter, Vol. 19.2. See
'Sustainable' Forestry in Nova Scotia? A review essay by
Orton of two
books: Forestkeeping: A History of the Department of Lands and Forests in
Nova Scotia 1926-1969, by Dr. William Creighton; and Forests of Nova Scotia: A
History, by Ralph S. Johnson. Published in The Northern Forest Forum, Winter
Solstice 2002, Vol. 9, No. 4.
Key Deep Ecology Ideas by David Orton. Notes for a talk
ecology given on
March 6, 2003 during Environment Week at St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia.
Global Christianity by D. Orton. A review of The Next
The Coming of Global Christianity, by Philip Jenkins. March 2003.
Iraq's National Survival: Ethical Choices by D. Orton, April 2003.
Seals and Greens: Some Value Conflicts by D. Orton, May
Published in the
online Green Party Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, at
Defining Capitalism A short essay by David Orton, August 2003.
Ecology Perspectives, by D. Orton. An article based
number of talks in
Nova Scotia, about the importance of deep ecology, as well as some of its contradictions.
Published in Synthesis/Regeneration, a US magazine of Green Social Thought, issue #32,
Fall 2003, at http://www.greens.org/s-r/index.html. Available in Russian at
http://www.ln.com.ua/~kekz/hem6s/philos5.htm. Also published in Spiritroots
Communications: A 21st Century Social Gospel for Canadians, Issue #4, July 2006 at
http://www.spiritroots.ca/articles.htm#DEEP and republished in issue #9, 2010 at
Ecology and Criticism Book review by D. Orton, of Philosophical
Arne Naess and the Progress of Ecophilosophy, October 2003.
Off-Highway Vehicle Use: A Reflection of Industrialized Society's
the Natural World. Presentation by D. Orton to a public meeting on October 21, 2003 in
Truro, Nova Scotia. (An Opinion article "OHV Use: Alienation from Natural World" was
published in The Chronicle Herald, February 28, 2004.)
Ecocentric Left and Green Electoralism, a commentary by D.
Published in the Socialist Studies Bulletin, Number 74, Fall/Winter 2004. Also published in
Synthesis/Regeneration #36, Winter 2005, http://www.greens.org/s-r/36/36-26.html
Transformation - a review essay by David Orton, of
and Society, by sociologist Philip W. Sutton, October 2004.
Left perspective in deep ecology - a posting to the leftbio
discussion group by D. Orton, on
The Culture Of Extinction: Toward A Philosophy Of Deep Ecology, by Frederick Bender,
Biocentrism, a 1,000-word entry in the Encyclopedia
Religion and Nature, 1st Edition,
Volume 2: K-Z, pp.1003-1005, 2005, Thoemmes Continuum, Bristol, England, ISBN 1 843711389.
Economic Philosophy and Green Electoralism - a contribution by
to a discussion on
Green Economics, published in Synthesis/Regeneration #37, Spring 2005, see
Way Forward? - A review essay by David Orton,
For A New World Order,
by George Monbiot, April 2005.
Getting Better? A forestry criticism review
Orton of At the Cutting Edge:
The Crisis in Canada's Forests by Elizabeth May (2005)
Marxism, Intrinsic Value and Human-Centeredness
review by David Orton of
The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? by Joel Kovel (2005)
and Marxism in Deep Ecology A review by David Orton
In the Open Air:
The Norwegian Roots Of Deep Ecology, edited by Peter Reed and David Rothenberg (2005)
Environmental Theory and Activism
review essay by David Orton of Main Currents
In Western Environmental Thought by Peter Hay (2005)
Releases and Brochure for
Green Party of Canada candidate David Orton,
Federal Election Campaign
Green Movement and the Deep Ecology Movement A talk
Orton at the New Glasgow Library,
A Critical Appreciation: The Selected Works of Arne Naess A review by David Orton of The Selected
Works of Arne Naess, Volumes 1-10, edited by Harold Glasser with assistance from Alan Drengson in
cooperation with the author, April 2006. (Excerpt published in Rhizome, the newsletter of the Environmental
Studies Association of Canada, Vol. 15, No. 2, May 2006, see
Some Critical Thoughts on the NDP by David Orton, in Synthesis/Regeneration 40, Summer 2006, see
Reclaiming the Commons: Responding to Climate Change and Peak Oil, an article by David Orton,
June 2006. Also available at Canadian Dimension, http://canadiandimension.com/articles/2006/06/07/499/
and in Synthesis/Regeneration 43, Spring 2007.
What Green electoral culture? A discussion by D. Orton about the philosophical direction for the Canadian
Green Party, July 2006.
Environmental Activists who are Changing the World Six short biographies on Don Sullivan, David Orton,
Elizabeth May, Claude Villeneuve, David Martin and Judy Da Silva, Canadian Dimension, July/August 2006,
Volume 40, Number 4.
What makes a deep green lawyer? An article by David Orton, August 2006. Printed in Synthesis/
Regeneration 42, Winter 2007.
Green Party Shadow Cabinet Reflections by David Orton, September 2006.
Illuminating Reality: An Old Growth Activist Life, review of Paul George's book "Big Trees, Not Big Stumps",
by David Orton, October 2006.
Green Policy Forum in Halifax: A Comment, by David Orton, November 2006.
The World of Robert Fisk: An Examination of Prejudice, review by David Orton of the book The Great
War For Civilization: The Conquest Of The Middle East by Robert Fisk, December 2006.
Green Politics requires shift in consciousness. Opinion article by David Orton, see The Chronicle Herald,
April 19, 2007.
Mixed Messages in the Pursuit of Ecological Sustainability, a review essay by David Orton of the book
Gaining Ground: In Pursuit of Ecological Sustainability, edited by David M. Lavigne, September 2007.
Uranium Exploration and Mining: Some Considerations, an account of why a moratorium on uranium
exploration and mining was introduced in Nova Scotia in 1982, and its relevance for today; by David Orton,
Off-Road Vehicles and Deep Ecology: Cultural Clash and Alienation from the Natural World by
David Orton, in Thrillcraft: The Environmental Consequences of Motorized Recreation, 2007,
Foundation for Deep Ecology.
Monbiot and Deep Dilemmas - a book review by David Orton of George Monbiot's Heat: How To Stop The
Planet From Burning by George Monbiot. Published in Synthesis/Regeneration # 45, Winter 2008.
Historical Memory and Victors’ ‘Justice’: A Meditation - a book review and meditation by David Orton of
After The Reich: The Brutal History Of The Allied Occupation by Giles MacDonogh, February 2008.
Stan Rowe: A Canadian Earthling - a review essay by David Orton, of two books by Stan Rowe, Earth Alive:
Essays On Ecology and Home Place: Essays on Ecology, June 2008.
shall not pass”: The Spanish Civil War and the Canadian Left
- a review essay by David Orton, of the
book Renegades: Canadians In The Spanish Civil War, by Michael Petrou, July 2008; with Addendum on the
1969 book The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion: Canadian Participation in the Spanish Civil War by Victor
talk on Left Biocentrism - Notes from a talk at a San
conference "Is Capitalism Soon Over?"
(October 6-8, 2008) hosted by the International Forum on Globalization.
Murray Bookchin: the Front is Narrow - a review by David Orton of the book Bookchin: A Critical Appraisal,
by Damian F. White, December 2008.
Remembering Arne Naess (1912-2009) - a response to the death of Arne Naess, by David Orton, January 14, 2009.
Reproduced in Culture Change, Dandelion Times: A Left Biocentric Online Journal, Environment, Technology and
Sociology, a newsletter of the American Sociological Association, Winter 2009, Culturequake, Energy Bulletin,
Post Carbon Institute, March 1st, 2009, International Society for Environmental Ethics Newsletter, Spring/
Summer 2009 and Lower Island News (B.C.), Volume 26, #4.
Climate Change Pollyannas - a review essay by David Orton, of Global Warming For Dummies, by Elizabeth May
and Zoë Caron, February 2009. Reproduced in full or in part by Canadian Dimension, Green Politics, Culture Change,
The Free Online Library, Red Pepper, Dandelion Times, and Synthesis/Regeneration.
Selective Inclusiveness: A Forestry Review - a review by David Orton, of Restoring the Acadian Forest: A Guide to
Forest Stewardship for Woodlot Owners in the Maritimes, by Jamie Simpson, April 2009.
Deeper Organic Agriculture - article written in response to a request from the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada,
following the death of Arne Naess. May 2009. Also published online in Culture Change, August 2009 and in Environment,
Technology and Sociology, a newsletter of the American Sociological Association, Summer 2009. Published as "Deep
Philosopher Arne Naess" in The Population Press, Winter/Spring 2010, Volume 16, Number 1.
Disrobing Assumptions, a review by David Orton of Disrobing The Aboriginal Industry, by Frances Widdowson and
Albert Howard, August 2009.
The Thinking of Pentti Linkola: A Review an evaluation of his book of essays Can Life Prevail? A Radical
Approach to the Environmental Crisis, August 2009. Published in Lower Island News (B.C.), Vol. 26,
No. 5, October/November 2009.
Radical Thinking: A Commentary - some comments on Julienne Ford's 2008 book Never Point at a Rainbow:
An Introduction to Radical Logic, September 2009. Published in Lower Island News (B.C.), Vol. 26, No. 5,
Is wilderness for human pleasure or non-human life? - an Opinion article by David Orton in the Chronicle Herald,
October 21, 2009. Also printed in Lower Island News (B.C.), Vol. 26, No. 6, December 2009/January 2010.
Green Environmental Sociology: A Commentary - a critical assessment of An Invitation to
Sociology by Michael M. Bell, October 2009.
Davis - Portrait of an Activist - a political tribute to
of Judy Davis, by David Orton, February 2010. A
tribute to Judy appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of the N. S. Government Employees Union Newsletter, The Stand,
in the section NSGEU Women Do Great Things. Judy died on June 14th, 2010. Portrait of an Activist was also
published in Spiritroots Communications, Issue 11, 2010
Earth Spirituality and Nature - a commentary by David Orton on Bron Taylor's Dark Green Religion: Nature
Spirituality and the Planetary Future, March 2010.
Mixed Thoughts on Ecosocialism - a contribution to a recent discussion on ecosocialism, on the internet group leftbio,
by David Orton, March 2010.
Wind Turbines: Some Deeper Questions - a book commentary on Wind Turbine Syndrome by Nina Pierpont,
written by David Orton and Helga Hoffmann-Orton in the context of our local situation, May 2010. Includes as an
Addendum a review of the 2009 book The Wind Farm Scam: An Ecologist’s Evaluation, by John Etherington.
The Pierpont review was published in Lower Island News (B.C.), Vol. 27, Issue 2, June/July 2010.
Dark Mountain Insight - a comment by David Orton on the book Dark Mountain, edited by Paul Kingsnorth
and Dougald Hine, July 2010.
Some Dimensions of a New Forest Land Ethic - a contribution by David Orton to the discussion of what to
do with some soon to be acquired forest lands near Scotsburn, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. August 2010.
Community Lands and Deep Ecology - Response to the “Nova Scotia Community Lands Trust Discussion Paper”
presented by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, by David Orton, September 2010.
Wildlife Hysteria: Nova Scotia’s War on Coyotes - A letter to the editor by Billy MacDonald of the Redtail Nature
Awareness and David Orton of the Green Web, January 2011. Published as an Opinion article in the Chronicle Herald
on February 03, 2011, and in several other newspapers in Nova Scotia, including Farm Focus.
Starting in October of 2010, David Orton wrote a blog, the Deep Green Web, to which he posted the following articles:
David Keith Orton - a "Lives Lived" column in The Globe and Mail, November 2, 2011.
The New York Times published a section
“The Lives they Loved” on December 201, 2011. I submitted an obituary,
as far as I can see, was not published. To read it, go to Lives Loved.
Interview was conducted by Silver Donald Cameron with David not
long before he died.
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