Friday, May 13, 2011

For the Earth: David Orton (1934-2011)

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David Keith Orton
David’s death occurred on the morning of Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at his home in Watervale, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. David was born in Portsmouth, England on January 6th, 1934. He lived in Canada since 1957.

David was an activist and deep green philosopher, who dedicated his life to developing the theory of Left Biocentrism within the Deep Ecology movement. He was uncompromising in his fight for the Earth and set a high standard for others to follow. David believed in living simply, where the richness of human life was defined not in material values, but within a deeper spiritual relationship with the Earth.

His body of work can be found on the Green Web site and on his Deep Green Web Blog.

A green burial will take place.

Also read Deep Ecology and the Left: Contradictions by David Orton.

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