What ideas could animate an ecological civilization, and how might they take shape in specific strategies? “An ecological civilization would be based on the all-encompassing symbiosis between human society and the natural world,” Jeremy Lent writes in a recent essay in Yes! Magazine. He suggests, quite fascinatingly, that such symbiosis might be embodied in strategies like universal basic income, restorative justice, and steady-state economics.
Join us for a daylong dialogue with Jeremy Lent about this recent essay and the idea of an ecological civilization: Thursday, April 8th, from 9am to 9pm PDT. Drop in whenever you can that day as we write back and forth with Jeremy and with each other about this vision. Participate by adding your questions and reflections that day to the thread below.
Writer Jeremy Lent is author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning. His upcoming book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, will be published in June.