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January 2020

Cities Facing Escalating Water Shortages

January 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Rd
Cape Town, Bellville 7535 South Africa
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EcoCiv, in partnership with University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Save Our Schools (SOSNPO) will host a two-day event in partnership with the W12 Congress at UWC.  The event will convene six "task teams" made up of experts from six different sectors.  These task teams will work collaboratively during the two days on longterm planning at the city level toward future water security.

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March 2020

Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

March 2, 2020 - March 4, 2020

EcoCiv will be participating in The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference. As political, social and environmental issues become more complex, WOHESC convenes and empowers stakeholders who are driving leadership and generating solutions for a more sustainable, just and equitable future. Our President, Philip Clayton, and Executive Vice President, Wm. Andrew Schwartz, will be facilitating a session called  "Addressing Root Causes and Promoting the Common Good: Rethinking the Role of Philosophy, Indigenous Traditions and Religion in Environmental Studies" on…

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The Most Important Lessons from COVID-19: A Conversation About Global Systems Change

March 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us this Friday at 10 a.m. EST for a virtual panel with leaders from around the world on COVID-19 and the need for global systems change. Featuring Mamphela Ramphele, Vandana Shiva, Gunna Jung, Jeremy Lent and Elliott Harris. As world leaders struggle to address the coronavirus pandemic, one thing has become certain: this is more than a health crisis. From Covid’s impact on economic systems, ecological systems, and systems of production and consumption, to its effects on systems of governance, to its…

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April 2020

The Next Economy: Transforming Economic Systems after COVID-19

April 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

EcoCiv is excited to invite you to join our next live panel, “The Next Economy: Transforming Economic Systems after COVID-19” on April 30 at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. As the socio-economic effects of coronavirus worsen, the deep failures of our global economic order are being revealed. Is this the end of the neoliberal era? What will the economy look like after COVID-19? Can our next economy promote the overall well-being of people and the planet? Join us as we…

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May 2020

Lifting Spirits in a Time of Crisis: Interfaith Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This crisis we are facing is clearly a multi-faceted danger, but also an opportunity for reflection, collaboration, and growth. This webinar will examine both the challenges and opportunities of the crisis from faith and interfaith perspectives. It features a coalition of interfaith leaders, who have led different interfaith and professional organizations, and who bring diverse kinds of knowledge and expertise. The webinar will be interactive, so that we can foster a dialogue that will, hopefully, be helpful. This event is…

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W12 Congress

May 18, 2020 - May 19, 2020
Cape Town International Convention Centre 2, Corner of Heerengracht & Rua Bartholomeu Dias, Foreshore
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
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The Institute for Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv) has partnered with the University of the Western Cape and Save our Schools Non-Profit Organization (SOSNPO) to produce the first W12 Congress: a meeting of cities from around the world to address the escalating global water crisis. This event will bring together city officials, water experts, academics, and students in a unique three-day program aimed at developing a W12 Framework, guiding approaches to cross-sector collaboration on reducing water scarcity. Go here to find out…

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June 2020

Systemic Racism, Black Lives Matter and the Wellbeing Economy

June 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This event is organized by the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. Join us on June 24th at 4pm UK for a conversation amongst WEAll Member Organizations, Citizens and other supporters of a Wellbeing Economy on systemic racism and the Black Lives Matter movements across the globe.  Ayomide Fatunde will lead the open conversation answering questions and engaging in dialogue around the importance of each of us tackling systemic racism particularly as it relates to developing wellbeing/next/new economies. For more information, visit:  

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World Localization Day

June 28, 2020

EcoCiv joins many other leaders and organizations in celebrating World Localization Day. What is Localization? Localization is about supporting local shops, local farms and farmers’ markets, local businesses. It’s about keeping money within the community. It’s about investing in the place where you live–financially, emotionally, practically. It’s about building on the resources of the area, both human and natural, and living within ecological limits. Localization is about reducing dependency on global exploitative systems. Join us June 21 for rolling online…

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July 2020

A World Without Racism? Building an Ecological Civilization

July 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

An ecological civilization is a sustainable and just world. At the heart of this vision are the principles of equity, diversity, and harmony. Today, all around the globe, the institutional trauma that Black and Brown communities have endured for centuries is being laid bare. Are we at a turning point? How can we transition from a modern civilization built on exploitation and oppression, toward a world that works for all? Join us for the third installment of the EcoCiv Dialogues…

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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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