June 2012, “Spiritual Ecology” Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand

March 26, 2013, “Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution” at Rotary Club of Honolulu.

June 2013, “Spiritual Ecology,” Chulalongkorn University and Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

July 10, 2014, “Spiritual Ecology: Is it a possible solution to the environmental crisis?” Bangkok, Thailand: Spirit in Education Movement.

September 5, 2016, invited paper “Understanding of Spiritual Ecology Revolution,” for the workshop on “Ethics and ecology: Faith-based models for reconnecting with all sentient beings,” Honolulu, HI: International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Congress/World Conservation Congress.



September 2007, “Spiritual Ecology: A New Movement Finds Commonality in Religious Tenets and Environmental Causes,” Malamalama 32(3).

2007, “The Spiritual Lives of Great Environmentalists,” Electronic Green Journal 25:1-9.

August 26, 2012, “Peace of the Rainbow” radio interview with Sonia Fabrigas on K108 (50 minutes). Website:

March 1, 2013, “FuturePrimitive” telephone interview with Joanna Harcourt-Smith available as podcast (45 minutes).

October 1, 2013, “Leslie Sponsel on Spiritual Ecology, Connection, and Environmental Change,” Anthropology and Environment Society Engagement Blog


Marion Institute


Adamski, Mary, 2015 (September 25), “Getting Spiritual About Ecology,” Hawaii Catholic Herald


Coleman, Stuart H., 2015, “The Rise of Spiritual Ecology,” Green: Hawaii`s Sustainable Living Magazine

The Rise of Spiritual Ecology




Author in front of a spirit house and sacred tree in Bangkok at Millennium Hotel.

 Charcoal Portrait

Charcoal portrait by Thai artist Thepsiri Suksopa at Chiang Mai in July 2005


September 22, 2012, “Issues That Matter” television interview with Native Hawaiian anthropologist Dr. Lynette Cruz on local public access television Channel 53 NATV (60 minutes).


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Winner in the Science category at the annual Green Book Festival, San Francisco, CA, May 17, 2014.