Where’s It All Heading?

In 2015 long-time Claremont resident Prof. John Cobb organized a 1500-person conference entitled “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization.” Those meetings spawned EcoCiv.org, which supports projects that chart the way toward a genuinely sustainable civilization. The EcoCiv president, Prof. Philip Clayton, will summarize initiatives, nationally and internationally, that are now bringing to light what…

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Higher Education and Institutional Divestment

This convening will bring together institutions that have already reached the decision to divest, board members of colleges and universities interested in exploring the process, and other leaders who work in roles that help achieve these goals, such as endowment networks and facilitating student participation in leading ecological movements. When business executives, grassroots organizers, scholars,…

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Permaculture in an Urban Context

Join us for “Permaculture in an Urban Context” on Monday, May 1, at 7:00 pm! This event will take place at Pomona College in the Hahn Building, Room 101 (420 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711). What is Permaculture? Maybe you’ve heard the word, but were never quite sure what it meant or how it relates…

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Claremont Energy Vision: A Grassroots Movement for Energy Efficiency

In the face of overwhelming needs, understanding where to begin can be a challenge. The task of mitigating climate change presents itself in the same way. What are the best ways to reduce energy consumption and limit greenhouse gases? What projects are already underway to boost sustainability in local communities? To answer some of these…

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Claremont Energy Vision – Program and Presenters

Claremont Energy Vision Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm Shanahan Center 301 Platt Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711 Click on the fullscreen button in the document box below for optimal viewing of the Claremont Energy Vision program. Learn from and dialogue with the following presenters:

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David Orr, Hope, and Ecological Civilization

Destiny is the sum total of the choices we make, and we have the power to make different choices and hence to create a destiny better than that in prospect. The challenge to those intending to lead is to help create a vision of a decent human future within the bounds of ecological possibility. We…

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Claremont Energy Vision

Claremont Energy Vision Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm Shanahan Center 301 Platt Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711 Description You are cordially invited to Claremont Energy Vision—a convening sponsored jointly by Toward Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv), Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP, Inc.), the Hixon Center at Harvey Mudd College, and the Environmental Analysis program at…

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A Living Earth Economy for an Ecological Civilization – David Korten

David Korten has been one of the most outspoken and effective advocates for a new economy and a “new story.” The list of his best-known texts includes When Corporations Rule the World, Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth, and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. In…

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New Frontiers in Theology

The Center for Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology is hosting a conference. New Frontiers in Theology: The Most Important Schools and Innovations for the Future of Theology, February 16-18, 2017, Claremont, California Nearly 30 renowned speakers/keynotes will aim to identify the future(s) of theology, addressing through discussion questions such as: What will be the most…

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“Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times”

This is the first MOOC even on religion and ecology. It’s a major step forward for the ecological movement and its spiritual dimensions. The Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology is the world’s most significant center on this topic. And the cost is free! We strongly encourage all interested persons to participate.  — The EcoCiv…

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