Member since: May 9, 2012
Hi, my name is Glenn Edney and I was born in 1963 on a piece of the planetʼs crust known as Aoteoroa New Zealand. As a child I was deeply inspired by the work of Jacques Yves Cousteau and being surrounded by water I guess itʼs no surprise that I have had a life long love affair with the ocean. I learned to scuba dive as soon as I was old enough and have been a professional diver since the mid 80ʼs. I have always been fascinated by the complexity and exquisite adaptation of marine life and have logged more than 5000 hours underwater, observing, photographing and interacting with marine eco-systems. Iʼve had a long involvement with marine reserves and have also had the enormous privilege of observing and interacting with humpback whales for the last 6 years. To get me to remote places I took up sailing and have about 70,000, offshore and coastal, nautical miles under my keels.
I moved from New Zealand to Devon last year specifically to do this MSc so I could study with one of the world’s best contemporary Deep Ecologists, the Gaian scientist and author, Stephan Harding. I believe the holistic approach to ecology, that is the foundation of the MSc program at Schumacher College, is vital if we are to heal our fractured relationship with Gaia, the only home we have.