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An important note from the EcoCiv team

Dear EcoCiv Community,
At EcoCiv, we recognize the severity of this pandemic and the need for swift action. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the failure of predominant political, economic, and social systems.  Because of this, we remain more committed  than ever to finding long-term solutions by addressing underlying causes to complex and interconnected problems.  Now, in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency, our global society has a unique opportunity for self-reflection — a time to consider transforming the fundamental framework of our global social and economic organization. Society needs to change at a level far deeper than most of us realize. Stay tuned for more information from EcoCiv in light of this crisis.
We are thinking of you and your loved ones during this time of great change.
Click here for a list of resources regarding COVID-19
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Ecological Civilization in Conversation

Feature Episodes from the EcoCiv Podcast

EcoCiv Podcast #20 – Michael Hogue: ‘Democracy for an Uncertain World’

Jeremy Fackenthal speaks with philosopher and religious ethicist Michael Hogue about his work on political theology and the Anthropocene. Michael’s most recent book is titled American Immanence: Democracy for An Uncertain World, which was published in 2018 by Columbia University Press. Michael is a creative and rigorous scholar who has an impressive ability to work across…

EcoCiv Podcast #19 – Manda Brookman: Extinction Rebellion

Jeremy Fackenthal speaks with activist and social entrepreneur, Manda Brookman about Extinction Rebellion. Those of you who follow EcoCiv on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter will already have some familiarity with Extinction Rebellion, as we often share news stories about the important work that they are doing. Extinction Rebellion describes itself as “an international movement that uses nonviolent…

EcoCiv Podcast #18 – Eileen Crist: Restoring Abundant Earth

Jeremy Lent returns to the podcast to host a fascinating dialogue with Eileen Crist. As listeners of this podcast will recall, Jeremy is a well-known author and a leading theorist of ecological civilization. He was a previous guest on episode 2 and episode 13, so be sure to check those out if you haven’t already…

EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 13 – Deep Adaptation or Deep Transformation? (with Jeremy Lent and Naresh Giangrande)

Philip Clayton hosts a dialogue on the subject of Deep Adaptation versus Deep Transformation, with Jeremy Lent arguing in favor of the latter and Naresh Giangrande defending the former. A previous guest on the EcoCiv Podcast, Jeremy is a well-known author and a leading theorist of ecological civilization. Naresh is the co-founder of Transition Town…

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Humanity is already moving toward an ecological civilization.

Most people know we need to make this transition, but the task is frighteningly large.

EcoCiv works with others to foster this transition and develop a sustainable and just society.



"EcoCiv has the potential to change the world!"

-John B. Cobb, Jr.

"I think that the main reason ecological civilization suggests that we should recover our relation with nature is to recover our sense of humanity. And we are grateful for the opportunity to build a more concrete relationship with EcoCiv."     - Kumsil Kang


EcoCiv brings together leaders, activists, policymakers, and others who care about the transition to an ecological civilization. We host multi-day conferences and one-day convenings to build and strengthen cross-sector collaboration on the topics most significant for an ecological civilization


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