Only if China and India (as well as America) soon start to make the postmodern turn does our planet have hope. —David Ray Griffin

IPDC 2019

April 2019, Claremont, CA

IPDC 2019

13th International Forum and 2nd International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization
April 19th - April 20th, 2019
Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College
1050 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
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Ecological Civilization and Holistic Human Development

As a positive vision of human flourishing, ecological civilization is about more than what we can do, it involves who we can become. It’s not merely about having more or doing more, but about being more. Being an “eco-person” speaks to the deeper motivations behind the kinds of actions we need to take in response to our complex social and environmental crisis. The development of eco-persons is connected with the qualitative measure of meaningful relationships, and not simply with quantitative measures of carbon, money, or degrees in temperature. Who we are is more than what we do. It’s this something more that lies at the intersection of the ecological civilization movement and holistic human development and serves as the theme for the 13th International Forum on Ecological Civilization.
The forum will bring together creative academics, non-profit leaders, governmental officials, and leading activists to explore new models of holistic human development in the transition toward ecological civilization.
Possible topics include but are not limited to: