By Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena Norberg-Hodge was a good friend of Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng; to her he was one of the greatest thinkers she has ever encountered. In this text from 2015, she tells of the frustration she shared with him in trying to wake the environmental movement up to the threat of economic centralization. But both of them also shared the inspiration of having been in extensive and deep contact with people in non-western cultures, particularly in Buddhist ecological communities.