John Skull May 10, 1943 – July 24, 2020. John had a career as a behavioural neuropsychologist, college instructor, and environmental activist. He lived in the US,Canada, England, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Solomon Islands (as a CUSO cooperant). John wrote about ecopsychology and the Earth Charter and is a founding member of the International Community for Ecopsychology (ICE). He developed a passion for connecting people to nature based on the work of Michael J. Cohen and Joseph Bharat Cornell. John practiced the art of thinking globally and acting locally on a daily basis by volunteering with the Cowichan Land Trust, Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society and Canadian Mental Health Association – CV Branch. John founded two Cowichan Valley Nature Kids (Young Naturalists) Clubs and organized Cowichan Bay`s annual Low Tide Day conservation and education event, because we all live downstream.
John was a founding member of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative and served on the ILC board of directors for several years.
“… we are part of the earth as a living community, supported by the universal intelligence and love that supports all life. With this realization comes a commitment to be responsible citizens of the biological community and to return to nature the love and care we have experienced ourselves.”