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Ecological Thinking for Civilizational Change: Beyond the Anthropocene and into a New Future
Society needs to change at a level far deeper than most people realize. Solar panels, electric cars, and carbon taxes get nowhere close to addressing the underlying causes of our complex social-environmental challenges. The interconnection of our world’s biggest problems requires a paradigm shift—a transformation of our social and economic organization that is guided by a change in values and worldviews. Taking a stand against extractivist and exploitative modes of being is important, but equally important is the articulation of an alternative way of thinking and living. That’s the purpose of this international conference. Change the story, change the system, change the world. Join us, as leaders from around the world come together (online and in Seoul), to begin constructing an alternative vision for a more peaceful, sustainable, and equitable world—what we are calling an ecological civilization. Sessions will focus specifically on shifting paradigms, reconceiving the good life, and redirecting economies for wellbeing.