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A Holistic Approach to Ecosystem Restoration: Reflections from UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Advisory Board Members

WATCH WEBINAR “Ecosystem restoration is an endeavor in which we all share together with the human and the more-than-human world,” says Tariq Al-Olaimy. “We should be actively partnering with nature in restoration.” Al-Olaimy, of 3BL Associates, made this statement at “Values, Culture, Spirituality and Ecosystem Restoration: A Dialogue with UN Decade Advisory Board Members,” a forum hosted by Center for Earth Ethics on February 15. The online meeting, which coincided with the release of CEE’s new report “Roots for Change: Using Values, Culture and Spirituality to Restore Ecosystems,” was animated by a central question: How does ecosystem restoration help repair

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Roots for Change: CEE Issues Report on Ecosystem Restoration

READ REPORT “There must be a dramatic change in our relationship with the natural world,” says Karenna Gore, founder and executive director of the Center for Earth Ethics. “Ecosystem restoration signals that shift by calling attention to the symbiotic relationship between human and planetary health.” Gore makes this observation in CEE’s new report, “Roots for Change: Using Values, Culture and Spirituality to Restore Ecosystems.” This comprehensive study emphasizes the crucial role of values, culture and spirituality (VCS) in anchoring and accelerating successful restoration projects. And it provides a roadmap for restoration efforts to synthesize environmental principles, cultural values and spiritual

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Center for Earth Ethics Joins Global “Break Free From Plastic” Movement

The Center for Earth Ethics is proud to announce its membership in Break Free From Plastic (BFFP), a global movement dedicated to creating a future free from plastic pollution. With more than 1,900 member organizations in more than 160 countries, BFFP operates on the shared values of environmental protection and social justice. CEE is honored to collaborate with BFFP members to address plastic pollution across the entire plastics value chain—from extraction to disposal.  BFFP envisions a world where plastic pollution is eliminated through a holistic approach. Member organizations and individuals work to bring about systemic change by emphasizing prevention over

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Spirit and Respect: Indigenous Leaders Explore the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief

“It is not the form of what we do and how we do it, but the essence that matters…The real importance is in our relationships, our humility, our love and our connection.”  Laulani Teale offered this crucial observation during Freedom to Be: Perspectives on the 2022 UN Report on Indigenous Peoples and the Concept of Freedom of Religion or Belief, a discussion organized by Center for Earth Ethics on December 6. The virtual session, co-sponsored by Union Theological Seminary, the American Indian Law Alliance and the United Confederation of Taino People, was part of an ongoing series exploring the 2022

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