Category Archives: Ecological Civilization

Earth Day and Earth Jurisprudence

Happy Earth Day 2016! I thought this was beautifully articulated today by The Gaia Foundation in London. What is Earth Jurisprudence? In response to the multiple eco-social crises we face today, cultural historian and Gaia patron, Thomas Berry, called for … Continue reading

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World Elephant Day – August 12

Let’s have a civilization that celebrates a different creature every day! Can you imagine – nothing but a constant world wide party as we dance and sing and celebrate ALL the creatures and their role in our Earth community. It … Continue reading

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River granted legal personhood in New Zealand

In New Zealand—or Aotearoa, as it is known to the indigenous Maori people—the Whanganui River has been awarded personhood status. http://www.utne.com/environment/we-are-the-world-zm0z13mjzros.aspx By Staff, Utne Reader May/June 2013 New Zealand—Aotearoa, as it is known to the indigenous Maori people—the Whanganui River … Continue reading

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Dolphins granted legal personhood in India

From http://www.dw.de/dolphins-gain-unprecedented-protection-in-india/a-16834519 May 24, 2013 Dolphins gain unprecedented protection in India India has officially recognized dolphins as non-human persons, whose rights to life and liberty must be respected. Dolphin parks that were being built across the country will instead be … Continue reading

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Ecological Civilization and a Commonwealth of Life

by Herman Green, Cynthia Sampson and Rebecca Tobias of the United Religions Initiative Environmental CC What time is it? On April 15, 2013, a bomb goes off in Boston, and millions, if not billions, of dollars will be spent on … Continue reading

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