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July 2020

Changemakers: USGBC’s Summer Equity Salon with Dianne Dillon-Ridgley

July 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event is organized by the U.S. Building Green Council.  Dianne Dillon-Ridgley kicks off the Changemakers series, centering the conversation on equity with wisdom, grace, and compassion. Building upon her session at USGBC's inaugural Equity Summit in May 2020, Dianne is joined by Sarah Robinson-Enaharo of Tarkett North America for the first salon discussion in the Changemakers summer series. Register for the event here.

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September 2020

Gandhi, the Civil Rights Movement and the Continuing Struggle for Justice and Peace

September 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

*This webinar will be hosted by Fresno State. This event will focus on the history of connections between Mohandas Gandhi and leaders of civil rights movements, as well as the continuing struggle against racial inequality and injustice. The hour-long webinar will be broadcast on Zoom from 10 to 11 a.m. PDT Wednesday, Sept. 2. Following brief presentations from each of the three scholars, a moderated question-and-answer session will take place. Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, a member of the board of trustees of the Parliament…

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Values & Worldviews: Ecological Civilization as Mutual Flourishing

September 10, 2020 @ 7:00 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 first panel, "Values & Worldviews: Ecological Civilization as Mutual Flourishing." Speakers: Mary Evelyn Tucker, Meijun Fan, and Jinfeng Zhou Time: 7:00pm Costa Rica, 9:00pm EST, 9:00am Beijing of 11 September Click here to register

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October 2020

Mobilizing Private Finance for Urban Water Projects Globally

October 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Register for the event here.  Urban water improvement projects are typically funded through a combination of revenue from domestic public funds (water tariffs and government budgets), international public funds (grants or concessional finance), domestic private funds (private companies), or international private funds (private philanthropy, traditional bonds/loans, equity flows, etc.). However, these funding sources have proved insufficient to meet the funding gap of $1.7 trillion USD to achieve SDG 6. Historically, the majority of large scale official development assistance (ODA) was…

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Beyond Sustainability: Ecological Civilization as Ecological Integrity

October 16, 2020 @ 7:00 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 the second panel, "Beyond Sustainability: Ecological Civilization as Ecological Integrity." Speakers: Fritjof Capra, Jeremy Lent, and Sheri Liao Time: 7:00pm Costa Rica, 9:00pm EST, 9:00am Beijing of 16 October Click here to register

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Education Reimagined: Toward a Sustainable and Equitable World

October 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Education plays a significant role in shaping how we understand the world and our relationship to it. Changing our education systems is key to addressing the complex social and environmental problems that plague our world today. What values currently dominate our education systems? How should our models of education (content, pedagogy, etc.) be transformed in order for humans to live justly and joyously within the bounds of the natural world? What are the emerging best practices in education for ecological…

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Transforming Economies for Wellbeing: Sustainable Development and Ecological Civilization

October 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Our economic system is broken. It’s a system designed to grow profit and power for a few, through the exploitation of other people and the planet. Under the leadership of the United Nations, governments worldwide have begun to embrace a new vision for sustainable development. But what does sustainable development entail? What are the measures of a successful economy? How does the goal of wellbeing fit into the vision for sustainable development? Join us as we bring together experts from…

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November 2020

Wellbeing: Ecological Civilization as a World that Works for All

November 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 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 the third panel, Wellbeing: Ecological Civilization as a World that Works for All. Speakers: David Korten, John Cobb, Song Li, Sifan Jiang Moderator: Andrew Schwartz Date and Time: November 12, 2020 |  5pm Pacific Time, 8 pm Eastern Time Click here to register

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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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