Our relationship to the natural world is at the heart of the single largest problem we face today. We have a choice: hurt the earth and we hurt ourselves; care for the earth and we reap its bounty. People from ancient times have always known this and have expressed it in their traditional stories. Here are more than 40 stories from 30 cultures that touch upon ecological themes: Caring for the Land, Caring for Other Creatures, All Things Are Connected, No Thing is Without Value, and Planning for the Future. Accompanied by generous story notes, source information, and suggestions for further reading.