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Eco – Governance

Book, article, powerpoint presentation and short vidoes about eco-governance. “Applying the reality of our ecological interconnectedness to our local and global governing systems. The only legitimate purpose of governance is to cultivate the health and vitality of the planet and all its inhabitants. The material presented here offers an initial framework for beginning to think about the transition from a governance system rooted in a mindset of separateness and the domination of life, to a system of governance rooted in a mindset of interconnectedness and the cultivation of life. The work is inspired by and dedicated to the Global White Lion Protection Trust.”

Eco-Dharma Centre

“The Eco-Dharma Centre is situated in a beautiful and wild part of the Catalan Pyrenees. We offer courses, events and retreats which support the realisation of our human potential and the development of an ecological consciousness honouring our mutual belonging within the web of life – drawing on the Buddhist Dharma and the emerging ecological paradigms of our time.”


“Ecobob is a platform specifically developed to make eco friendly living easy and accessible for all walks of life. If you are looking for inspiration, information and eco home products and services, Ecobob has got you covered. Visiting means having access to relevant and up to date information on the ever changing, ever expanding world of eco homes, zero energy homes and high performance homes. At Ecobob, we believe that owning or living in an eco home shouldn’t affect your ability to enjoy the creature comforts of luxurious living, in fact quite the opposite. Present day eco homes offer the latest environmentally sound technologies coupled with state of the art architecture completed with small-scale renewable energy generation. This allows occupants to enjoy power on their own terms, free from constant, expensive monthly power bills. Ecobob makes it easy for like-minded individuals to engage in environmentally conscious practices by having up to date, practical information at their fingertips.”

Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence

Book: “Hopeful, eloquent, and bold, Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence offers inspiring stories, practical guidance, and an exciting new model of education that builds — in vitally important ways — on the success of social and emotional learning by addressing today’s most important ecological issues. This book reveals how educators can advance academic achievement; protect the natural world on which we depend; and foster strength, hope, and resiliency. Ecoliterate is the result of an innovative collaboration between Daniel Goleman — bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence — and Lisa Bennett and Zenobia Barlow of the Center for Ecoliteracy. It tells stories of pioneering educators, students, and community leaders engaged in issues related to food, water, oil, and coal in communities from the mountains of Appalachia to a small village in the Arctic; the deserts of New Mexico to the coast of New Orleans; and the streets of Oakland, California to the bucolic hills of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Ecoliterate also presents five core practices of emotionally and socially engaged ecoliteracy and a professional development guide.”

Ecological Governance: Toward a New Social Contract with the Earth

Book: “As our economic and natural systems continue on their collision course, Bruce Jennings asks whether we have the political capacity to avoid large-scale environmental disaster. Can liberal democracy, he wonders, respond in time to ecological challenges that require dramatic changes in the way we approach the natural world? Must a more effective governance be less democratic and more autocratic? Or can a new form of grassroots ecological democracy save us from ourselves and the false promises of material consumption run amok? Ecological Governance is an ethicist’s reckoning with how our political culture, broadly construed, must change in response to climate change. Jennings argues that during the Anthropocene era a social contract of consumption has been forged. Under it people have given political and economic control to elites in exchange for the promise of economic growth. In a new political economy of the future, the terms of the consumptive contract cannot be met without severe ecological damage. We will need a new guiding vision and collective aim, a new social contract of ecological trusteeship and responsibility.”

Ecological Medicine: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves

Book: “This expansive collection illuminates the fertile edges between environmental restoration and holistic healing. Many of the world’s leading health visionaries show us how human and environmental health are one notion, indivisible, in an emerging movement called Ecological Medicine. Contributors include Carolyn Raffensperger, Dr. Andrew Weil, Michael Lerner, Charlotte Brody, Dr. Larry Dossey, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog and Jeanne Achterberg. Their inspiring, leading-edge work is of critical relevance to everyone concerned about reconciling health and the environment.”

Ecologist issues dire warning about NZ’s freshwater

Interview with Mike Joy (ecologist) “Many parts of New Zealand may be past the ‘agricultural tipping point’ according to author and ecologist Mike Joy, who says our agriculture system needs to undergo drastic changes.”

Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence: The Dalai Lama in Conversation with Leading Thinkers on Climate Change

Book: “Powerful conversations between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and leading scientists on the most pressing issue of our time. Engage with leading scientists, academics, ethicists, and activists, as well as His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Karmapa, who gathered in Dharamsala, India, for the twenty-third Mind and Life conference to discuss arguably the most urgent questions facing humanity today: *What is happening to our planet? *What can we do about it? *How do we balance the concerns of people against the rights of animals and against the needs of an ecosystem? *What is the most skillful way to enact change? *And how do we fight on, even when our efforts seem to bear no fruit? Inspiring, edifying, and transformative, this should be required reading for any citizen of the world.”

Economics for the Seventh Generation

“Ji misawaabandaaming, or how we envision our future, is a worldview of positive thinking. It’s an Anishinaabe worldview, coming from a place and a cultural way of life that has been here, on the same land, for 10,000 years. To transform modern society into one based on survival, not conquest, we need to make some changes. We need to actualize an economic and social transformation. Restoring an economics, which makes sense for upcoming generations, needs to be a priority. In our community, we think of this as economics for the seventh generation.”

Ecovillages (Global Ecovillage Network)

A directory of ecovillages around the world.


“EcoWatch is a leading environmental news site engaging millions of concerned individuals every month. We are leading the charge in using online news in the U.S. to drive fundamental change to ensure the health and longevity of our planet. EcoWatch provides original content from a team of reporters and features insights from prominent environmental and business leaders. News is also curated from more than 50 media partners, and we amplify the message of hundreds of environmental and science organizations from around the world.”

Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary

“Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary in Co Meath, Ireland, is a vegan home where farmed animals who have been rescued from the animal use industries, are given sanctuary for life. At Eden they are regarded with the dignity and respect that is their right. We may be different species but we have equal fundamental rights not to be bred, owned, used, exploited, harmed or killed.”

Edible City: Grow the Revolution (2012)

“Edible City tells the stories of the pioneers who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and do something truly revolutionary: grow local food systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, economically viable and resilient to climate change and market collapse. “

Education For a Sustainable Future (2012)

“Education For a Sustainable Future presents information on how today’s practices in schools are socially unsustainable. The documentary film critically analyses what is considered socially relevant in a new education system which brings out the most potential in all of humanity whilst also detailing specific educational methods from a wide range of sources on how to nurture social skills, critical thinking techniques and a larger variety of important practices to positively reinforce from our earliest years onwards. It must be recognised that a sustainable education is one of the most critical components of any advanced society. Education For a Sustainable Future is an independent film production and has been uploaded online for free download and distribution. The views expressed in this documentary are not necessarily shared by the originators of source material presented.”

Education for Justice

“Education for Justice is an award-winning global digital subscription membership service that provides resources for those who wish to study, teach, and practice Catholic social tradition. We offer members access to a growing library of thousands of text-based and multimedia resources, a monthly e-newsletter, and other benefits to help them approach the world’s headlines from the perspective of Catholic social tradition.”

Een DIER Een VRIEND (An Animal A Friend)

“Every year many millions of animals suffer needlessly. AN ANIMAL A FRIEND fights as an advocacy organization for the rights of animals and animal-friendly consumers for the welfare and the rights of all those animals whose suffering generally takes place behind heavily guarded fences and, for the public, not accessible places; and for the consumer interests of citizens who want to live in an animal-friendly way out of their philosophical convictions. Foundation A ANIMAL A FRIEND has as main objectives: -Promoting the rights for / of animals to live free from abuse. -Promoting an animal-friendly way of life as a means to prevent animal abuse.”

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Effective Altruism

“Effective altruism is built on the simple but unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good one can. In this course you will examine this idea’s philosophical underpinnings; meet remarkable people who have restructured their lives in accordance with it; and think about how effective altruism can be put into practice in your own life.”

Effective Altruism Forum

“Effective altruism is a joint effort. Our goal is to make the EA Forum the central place for collaborative discussion about how to do the most good we can.”

Effective Altruism Foundation

“We conduct and coordinate research on how to do the most good in terms of reducing suffering, and support work that contributes towards this goal.”