Thinker of the Week: Val Plumwood


Full Name: Valerie Morrell (changed to Plumwood in honour of Plumwood Mountain)

Born: 1938

Died: 2008

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Fave Subjects: Humans and Nature, The Environment, How to Be Good, Power

Career Highlights:

  • wrote many books about protecting nature
  • learned about nature by living in a rain forest
  • built her own house by hand and lived with a wombat
  • survived a crocodile attack, and wrote about it

Big Question: 

Why do humans think they are in charge of all other creatures?

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