We need face-to-face relationships
Journalist, ecologist, and card-carrying bioregionalist, Stephanie Mills is a chronicler of environmental hope and a builder of relationships. In the wide-ranging In Service of the Wild (1995), she tells stories of environmental degradation-in-reverse: people who are working to restore ravaged land from suburban Chicago to India. The book also describes her work to re-vision and restore her own northern Michigan farm. Like a latter-day Madame de Staël or Mabel Dodge, Mills has been an indefatigable organizer of salons; and from the corner store to environmental conferences to far-flung outposts of environmental activism, she continues to bring people and ideas together in a good-natured battle against pessimism, boredom, and despair.