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November 2020

Ecological Thinking for Civilizational Change: Beyond the Anthropocene and into a New Future

November 19, 2020

Society needs to change at a level far deeper than most people realize. Solar panels, electric cars, and carbon taxes get nowhere close to addressing the underlying causes of our complex social-environmental challenges. The interconnection of our world’s biggest problems requires a paradigm shift—a transformation of our social and economic organization that is guided by a change in values and worldviews. Taking a stand against extractivist and exploitative modes of being is important, but equally important is the articulation of…

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December 2020

Harmony: Ecological Civilization as Communities of Communities

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

EcoCiv is collaborating with Earth Charter to put on the webinar series, “Earth Charter and Ecological Civilization.” This series brings about important conversations among global partners to exchange views, deepen discourse, and stimulate further collaboration. Join us for our third panel, Harmony: Ecological Civilization as Communities of Communities Speakers: Klaus Bosselmann, Tian Song and Jinfeng Zhou Date and Time: December 10, 2020 | 6pm Pacific Time

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February 2021

YES! Presents ‘An Ecological Civilization: The Path We’re On’

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About this Event The path toward an ecological civilization moves us from an uncivilized society based on selfish wealth accumulation to one that is community-oriented and life-affirming. You’re invited to join us for a virtual conversation on the ways communities are already working toward that goal—and how you can be a part of it. This event features contributors to our upcoming issue of YES! Magazine, "An Ecological Civilization"—Vandana Shiva, Leah Penniman, Winona LaDuke, and Jeremy Lent—and will be facilitated by YES! executive editor Zenobia…

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March 2021

Driving Change for Water Security During COVID-19

March 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Register here. This fully online event will focus on a more applied study of on-the-ground solutions to the large-scale water and public health issues discussed in the first W12+ Exchange of 2021 (held on February 4th). Experts representing multiple perspectives will present possible solutions to identified risks that have worked in some places and may be replicable in others. The panelists will discuss the complexities of scaling solutions; how to balance replicability with locally relevant solutions; and the specific challenges…

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April 2021

Crafting California’s Narrative toward a Wellbeing Economy

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us on April 8, 12pm PDT for our wellbeing webinar: Crafting California’s Narrative toward a Wellbeing Economy, with Isabel Nuesse, Engagement and Content Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. We hope you will join, engage with the presenters, and contribute to emerging discussions on economies that work for the wellbeing of people and the planet in our state. Register here for the webinar.

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The Rights of Nature in a Wellbeing Society

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

When we think about what is necessary to create and sustain societies grounded in wellbeing, respect for the rights of everything in our natural world is crucial. But how do we define the “rights” of nature? And what does it look like to uphold these rights in practice, especially in a world that has placed capitalistic values largely at the center of its decision-making and law-making processes? Join the Institute for Ecological Civilization and YES! Magazine for a discussion with…

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May 2021

Designing Policy for a Wellbeing Economy

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us on May 18, 12pm PDT for our wellbeing webinar: Designing Policy for a Wellbeing Economy, with Amanda Janoo, Knowledge and Policy Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. We hope you will join, engage with the presenters, and contribute to emerging discussions on economies that work for the wellbeing of people and the planet in our state. Register here at this link.

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W12 Drive-In in Johannesburg

May 20

More info on our second Drive-In coming soon! The necessity for collaborative co-creation around critical urban water issues, did not magically evaporate because the pandemic took sudden precedence. If anything, the huge current focus on hygiene makes this even more pressing. Now, the W12+ Drive-Ins provide a trailblazing hybrid model of physically gathering at a safe social distance, to devise dynamic water-related solutions for our cities, as we congregate together-apart in the same shared space, under endless open skies. They…

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International Forum on Ecological Civilization

May 21 - May 26

Six days of international dialogue on the most important challenges we face: rethinking governance, economies, food, education, communities, and more. The Claremont Eco Forum (a.k.a. the International Forum on Ecological Civilization) continues to be one of the largest forums on ecological civilization in the world. Since 2006, this annual forum has drawn together a global cohort of creative academics, activists, artists, non-profit leaders, and governmental officials who are dedicated to rethinking our society toward an ecological civilization. You're invited to…

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July 2021

Global Dialogue on Public Banking: A Path to Economic Transformation in California

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

EcoCiv has partnered with the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) to bring you our next “Dialogue for Global Systems Change” on the topic of public banking. There is a growing movement in the United States to make banking a public utility. In 2019, the State of California passed the first state law in 100 years to allow for the chartering of public banks, and now the State Assembly is considering legislation to create a state-level public bank. With a focus on…

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