From "eco" the hearth and "tropism" to turn toward.
Ergo--to turn toward the earth


  • Ecotropism or ecotropic (from eco – hearth and tropic – to turn towards) refers to the philosophy that for human culture to be healthy, it must exist as in an ecological niche and thereby relate appropriately with all the fields of forces of nature, organic and inorganic. The following form of the term has been used since 1990 in the publication of "Toward an Ecotropic Poetry" Published by The Open Theatre, Austin Tx 1990, written by John Campion and John Herndon.

The Ecologist recommended a cultural ecotropism to better fit the relationship of human culture to the environment.

Submitted on March 20, 2019


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