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The Institute for Ecological Civilization promotes civilizational change for the long-term wellbeing of people and the planet.

We Stand for Racial Justice

Dismantling institutional racism is not peripheral; it’s an integral part of building ecological civilizations. We join the ongoing protests demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, and an end to the violence against Black bodies.  We echo their urgent call to find ways that our various organizations and movements can do more to integrate anti-racism into our programming and to actively stand up for racial justice.

Resources on COVID-19

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.

The W12 Framework

The W12 Framework is a document that introduces and frames our approach to the W12 Protocol and provides sample material.

Creating solutions for the wellbeing of people and the planet

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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