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Ecological Transition Education and Education Reform in Korea

Cho, Hee-Yeon  (Superintendent, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education) 1. The Meaning of Education and Korean Education Reform We can start with the question, “What is education?” Education is a learning process that affects human perception and behavior. It affects how we perceive the world, and how we change the world in light of that perception.…

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Announcing our new logo!

We are proud to announce the launch of our new logo and visual identity! Over the past five years, we have grown and expanded as an institute at the forefront of systemic social and ecological change; it was time for our brand to reflect this evolution. We are pleased to release a new logo that reflects…

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A year about water

Water is one of, if not the most essential resource to life on earth. It enables everything else we want to do in life. As Henk Ovink says, “if we take care of the water, the water takes care of us.” We are one of the two primary organizers of W12+ Programs, a movement that catalyzes,…

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Imagine a Day without a Toilet

World Toilet Day is coming up on November 19 and with it, a unique invitation to imagine life without something so fundamental as a toilet. Most of you reading this piece probably have indoor plumbing with hot and cold water and underground septic systems. But, the reality is that worldwide, 1 in 3 people lack…

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Why water?

by Ellie Leaning, EcoCiv Projects Director Water is the key that unlocks human opportunity and ecological wellbeing. It is what our existence here on the “blue planet” depends on.   At EcoCiv, much of our work focuses on looking at systems and structures that either promote or prevent the wellbeing of people and the planet. Water…

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The cost of water: financing water improvements for wellbeing

By Ellie LeaningEcoCiv Projects Director 60% of the human body is water. 71% of the earth’s surface is water. Yet, 844 million people currently lack access to safe drinking water. Every day, more than 800 children under age five die from diarrheal diseases attributed to poor water and sanitation. 1.8 billion people use a source…

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Imagining a world without racism for Nelson Mandela day

On Mandela Day, we are called on to celebrate the life and legacy of the anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. As we continue to design solutions for global wellbeing, how can we enliven Mandela’s legacy of promoting peace, reconciliation, and social justice into our own work? Next week we are hosting the panel “A World Without…

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Lessons from COVID-19: Discussions on Global Systems Change

This is a review of our first EcoCiv Dialogues panel, written by our partners at EcoCiv Korea.  By Reverend Dongwoo Lee, EcoCiv Korea On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Institute for Ecological Civilization held a seminar in webinar format entitled “The Most Important Lessons from COVID-19.″ The panel conversation was conducted through Zoom and broadcast…

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The Next Economy

By Dongwoo Lee, Director of EcoCiv Korea This article has been translated from Korean. View the original article here.  I remember the shock I had when, having attended only classes of professors belonging to the Keynesian school during my undergraduate years, I then attended the labor economics class—the only one taught at my school. At…

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