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. 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 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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