My Pal Sigmund

By Doug Tompkins In this short text from 2015, Doug Tompkins shares his profound admiration for Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng’s ecophilosophical writings and activism. He is particularly impressed by the technology critique that Setreng expounded in Gaia versus Servoglobe – a text that was “far ahead of all of us,” according to Tompkins. View PDF [...]


A Lasting Love for Wild Nature and Wild Souls

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. [...]


Jumping into the Stream of Things

By Peter Reed And David Rothenberg In this text from 1993, Peter Reed and David Rothenberg make it abundantly clear why Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng, at the time, was regarded as “Norway’s leading environmentalist.” For a quarter century there were few ecological maelstroms he was not somehow mixed up in, and the ideas, protests, and [...]


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