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September 2019

Transition City – Seoul 2019 International Conference

September 26, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Building on the 2018 conference, the Transition City Seoul 2019 International Conference seeks practical solutions for the city’s transition to a new civilization. With the theme "The Road to Ecology Transition and Alternative Economic Indicators," the conference has a comprehensive agenda enhanced by citizen debate, policy research, expert seminars, and sustainable development education. Sessions are grounded in the need for transformation in thinking about civilization and bold actions in response to the urban ecology crisis in order to seek innovative…

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2019 Ecological Civilization in Korea Conference: Ecological Transition, from Philosophy to Policy

September 30, 2019 - October 3, 2019

This is an interfaith conference on ecological civilization led in part by our partners at the Institute for the Postmodern Development of China.   Schedule Monday, September 30, Seoul Museum of History, Yajugae Hall, 9 am – 5 pm MORNING Opening Remarks, 9–9:30 am Yunjeong Han, Director of Ecological Civilization in Korea Project   Special Session 1: “Whitehead and Ecological Civilization”, 9:30–10:30 am John B. Cobb, Jr., Emeritus professor of Claremont School of Theology Response by Wangsik Jang, Professor of Methodist Theological University  …

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November 2019

EcoCiv at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

November 23, 2019 - November 26, 2019
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Institute for Ecological Civilization staff will be present at AAR, hosting sessions and greeting our colleagues at the Center for Process Studies reception.  Join a session on Ecological Civilization at 5:30pm on Sunday, November 24, at Convention Center 20A (upper level east).

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December 2019

Vermont 2050 Planning Meeting

December 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

On December 9, we will gather roughly 25 experts for an event co-organized by Vermont Lt. Governor David Zuckerman aimed at taking the first steps toward a statewide longterm sustainability plan that focuses on cross-sector collaboration.

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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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