Concluding Note

  • Norma R. A. Romm
  • Janet McIntyre-MillsEmail author
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


In this book we have striven to create a compilation of interrelated material around the common theme of nurturing eco-systemic living and what this might entail in our everyday lives. Most of the contributions focus on how we can recognise what we call eco-systemic responses to food and water security. The contributions taken together offer a variety of suggestions for ways of human knowing and being which nurture cycles of life and regeneration, through revitalising our sense of connectivity to all that exists. The chapters express our efforts to consider collectively the value of many ways of people’s knowing together, spanning, inter alia, creativity, imagination, spirituality, learning from nature and other organic and inorganic life forms. The book provides a variety of ways of interacting to protect living systems and to enhance social and ecological wellbeing.


Eco-systemic Regenerative approach to living Relationality Cycle of life 


  1. McIntyre-Mills, J. (2014). Systemic ethics and non-anthropocentric stewardship. New York: Springer.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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