This section introduces the theme, ‘Art & EcoPsychology’, and offers a conceptual framework for the ideas you will see illustrated in specific sections of this issue.

I offer some historical background and an ideological overview to the convergence of the two fields in my piece, 'EcoPsychology & Art", while Theresa Sweeney explores the theories in relation to therapeutic methodologies, in her essay "Art Therapy: An Applied EcoPsychology".

I've adapted material from a slide show/talk I developed on the subject of Indigenous Sand Art, to show another sort of applied ecopsychology, and John Scull reviews the new and exciting Ecology of Everyday Life, by Chaia Heller, analysing her theories about the place of desire within an ecology of life, and how they speak to the subject of art and ecopsychology.

Lastly, environmental educationalist and ICE member Ann Jarnet captures the highlights of the 2001 annual EECOM (Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication) conference in her review of this ground-breaking national event, held this year in Whitehorse, Yukon.