Toward Ecological Civilization

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"Toward Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv) emerged out of the vision of John B. Cobb, Jr.–a leader in ecological thinking. In 1971 Cobb wrote the first single-author book in environmental ethics—Is It Too Late? A Theology of Ecology—which argued for the relevance of religious thought in approaching the ecological crisis. Professor Emeritus of Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and Claremont School of Theology (CST) and Founding Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies (CPS), it was under the leadership of Cobb, that the Center for Process Studies organized an ambitious conference held at Pomona College, Claremont, CA, in June 2015 titled, “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization.” The purpose of this transdisciplinary event was to work together on reenvisioning the various sectors of society through an ecological lens. The conference was a success. Over 800 scholars participated in the 80+ working groups over the course of four days, and an additional 1,200 people attended the plenary sessions or other special events. The conferences was intended as the beginning of an ongoing movement toward ecological civilization—toward a sustainable future." [1]

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  1. Toward Ecological Civilization About, organizational web page, accessed August 24, 2017.
  2. Toward Ecological Civilization Board, organizational web page, accessed August 24, 2017.