Joy is the gem of experience from which sorrow grows. 

It is Joy that sorrow protects.

ex·tinc·tion wit·ness

a collaborative personal and planetary peacemaking project

engaged in creative witness to unnecessary loss, pain, and suffering,

with resolve to forward the wake-up and a universally compassionate marketplace.

Extinction Witness was originally initiated (December 2011) to support those who are informed about the 6th mass extinction, know the climate science, and live in “a world of wounds”, which has largely been under the radar outside academia and community advocacy circles until now.

Awareness of mass species extinction is thankfully growing as the situation grows extremely dire. So, we are on the cusp of effective action. Extinction Witness also, thus, celebrates the rapid response in play at the level of whole systems and localities.

The present mass extinction of species can be allayed, near term human extinction is an uncertainty, and many who are now on the edge of existence can and are being revived. 

Still, we are in the midst of massive loss with more, always, to come.

There is non-dual reality. That's peaceful and accessible any moment. Death is and is not real.

The real loss, we grieve. The growing practice of creative mourning rituals for lost and endangered species represents a healthy, healing, and hopeful response to awareness of mass species extinction. Embodied creative grieving relieves the emotions associated with past, present, and anticipated loss so as to maintain spiritual vitality and avoid suffering the absolute pain of separation.