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Partnering for Water Solutions: Evolution of the Cape Town Conference

Save the date for the W12 Congress on the escalating water crisis from January 27 – 31, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa! The scope and direction of the Institute for Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv)’s upcoming conference in Cape Town has evolved and expanded significantly over the past few months from the academic conference originally planned for September

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Vermont 2050: Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide

By Kelli Archie When we think about the critical issues associated with the environmental crisis and our survival, what immediately comes to mind are things such as the warming temperatures, rising sea levels, and the decimation of our biodiversity. But there is another issue that will also play a deciding role in our quality of life

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EcoCiv Podcast #14 – Africans Rising: Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan

Andrew Schwartz speaks with Gambian human rights activist Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan. Muhammed is the coordinator for Africans Rising, which is an emerging pan-African movement working for justice, peace, and dignity, and which aims to build solidarity across campaigns for social, economic, environmental, and gender justice. Muhammed talks with Andrew about the mission of Africans Rising, how Ubuntu

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EcoCiv Podcast: Episode 12 – The Sunrise Movement (with Sofie Karasek)

EcoCiv’s communications manager, Megan Anderson talks with Sofie Karasek, who is the deputy communications director for the Sunrise Movement. If you haven’t already heard of Sunrise, you will learn all about the important work that they are doing in this episode. But in short, Sunrise is an American youth-led activist movement that advocates for political action

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Rethinking the Urban-Rural Relationship

By Jennifer Martin This year (2019) the Institute for Ecological Civilization is in the first stage of a multi-year initiative to collaborate on some of the greatest threats facing modern civilization: rapid urbanization, climate change, and the social and economic problems these will create. As rural migration to urban centers increases, the relationship between cities and

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