Welcome to This Is Hope, home for my book and blogs intended to inspire an objective understanding of what will work to rescue Earth and ourselves. Every decision we make, and each behavior we express creates our relationships with all else. Human ecology includes those relationships between us and other people, other species, and our shared ecosystems. This is the most complete big-picture arena for understanding how our power to cause destruction is also the source to stop it.

We either continue to live inappropriately, cruelly, and unsustainably, or we transform our behaviors and, by that, create a revolutionary, intentional new human ecology to stop our ecocidal insanity and begin the healing. Earth defines what we must do; we do not get to pick and choose only what we feel like doing.

The “Summary” page describes Seven Results we must achieve through our behaviors. Read Green Vegans/The New Human Ecology to go deeper. My blogs are below. Thank you, Will

Reclaiming “Humane” – Part 1

Behind the word “humane” there is a long, evolving history of how it has been defined and understood. Many of us are now concerned about how this word is being applied to our relationships with other species—and humans. We are living with the legacy of humane as it...

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“This Is Hope”—the resource for Green Vegans

“This Is Hope”—the resource for Green Vegans

Hello Everyone, During this holiday season, we reflect on possibilities, about how humanity can be both compassionate and sustainable. More than that, we want to be part of the solution. In This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology / How we find our way to...

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Deep Vegans – 2

There are many arenas for vegans to prevent suffering and needless death (more about that in later posts at thisishopethebook dot com). This was the case when a three-person delegation returned to the International Whaling Commission conference last year in Panama. At...

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Deep Vegans – Part 1

Deep Vegans – Part 1

Whatever our initial reasons for stepping onto the vegetarian or vegan pathway, we must quickly grow into a broader and deeper understanding of how important Veganism is to the future of all life on Earth. For some, like me, Veganism is a product of my past, less...

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Part 14: You’ve Been Disregarded

Part 14: You’ve Been Disregarded

Recall that earlier in his book, Omnivore’s Dilemma, author Michael Pollan saw nothing in the eyes of steer #534 ("As I gingerly stepped toward him the quiet shuffling mass of black cowhide between us parted [Pollen’s steer was now at the feedlot], and there stood 534...

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Part 13: Pollanist Destiny

Michael Pollan wants us to believe that our predation on individuals from other species should exist in the future because it existed in the past, and that our current predation upon domesticated and wild species is a natural (my word) human behavior. He attempts to...

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