Living Earth Movement
Inspiring worldwide cooperation
and dramatic action to
address the ecological crisis.
Our Mission

The Living Earth Movement inspires global cooperation for the sake of all life on our planet, beginning with the United States and China. We also seek to promote a new human civilization that lives in harmony with the rest of the ecosphere.
Broader Statement of Purpose

The ecological crisis is global. More and more people realize this. Yet, the world remains divided. If the two most powerful nations – the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China – do not work together and take dramatic action in the next decade, climate chaos will lead to social, political, and economic chaos and, ultimately, the extinction of the human species, along with most life on earth. Yet, the U.S. and China have the power and resources, together, to lead the world through this crisis, if they give it top priority.

The mission of the Living Earth Movement is twofold. The short-term priority is to get the U.S. and China to cooperate for the sake of all life on this planet. Without their full and joint participation, the necessary changes will not be made in time. However, with their joint leadership, virtually all nations will follow. The second and equally important priority is to promote the foundations for a new kind of civilization in which humans would learn to value and cooperate with the rest of the ecosphere. We need a world in which humans understand themselves as part of a living earth community. We call this an ecological civilization.

 Is International Cooperation Possible?
A Bold Appeal for a Living Earth
Here's a sneak peak of Dr. John's Cobb book,
“Is International Cooperation Possible?: A Bold Appeal for a Living Earth.” Coming out soon.
Upcoming Events
SHARING FROM THE HEART Planting Seeds of Hope is an initiative of the Living Earth Movement, Institute for Postmodern Development of China, and Cobb Institute in which youth from China and the United States share the “seeds of hope” they are planting in their local settings.

Once a month young people from China or the United States will briefly share seeds of hope they are planting and get feedback from friends near and far. They will talk about food, poetry, gardening, solutions for the climate crisis, or life itself. Along the way they will enter into conversations with John B. Cobb, Jr., age 97, a pioneer in seed planting for an Ecological Civilization.

The first Sharing From The Heart event will be

December 2, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00pm Pacific.

Zoom Link

ID: 874 3010 8561

Passcode: 329254

See PDF for details.

Recent Events
The Living Earth Movement invites you to participate in three special presentations this month.

On Wednesday, November 16, at 4:00 pm PST, please join us for the China Town Hall produced by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Then afterwards, please attend the related program by the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation (IAMC) at 5:00 pm PST.

And then join us for the Living Earth Movement gathering on Thursday the 17th at 1:00 pm PST. We will discuss the Town Hall and how our two nations' relationship affects climate solutions cooperation.

CHINA TOWN HALL 11/16, 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST.
Please Register At

IAMC PROGRAM: 11/16, 5:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM EST.
Please Register At

Please Join Zoom Meeting
John B. Cobb, Jr. and the Living Earth Movement invite you to join us for a presentation with John Perkins Thursday, October 27 from 1:00 to 2:15pm PDT

The title is From a Global Death Economy to an Ecological Civilization.

1:00 PM Pacific / 4:00 PM Eastern

Zoom Link:

ID: 869 2872 3601 PASSCODE: 394741


Watch now
LEM Presentation Series
LEM offers regular speeches open to the public discussing ecological civilization, climate change, and more.
China Enters the Matrix
Dr. John Cobb and John Perkins discuss China's emergence in international trade and the need for China-U.S. relations to secure a sustainable planet.
Ecological Civilization
David Korten discusses humanity's need for deep transformation in order to achieve a sustainable planet and future.
Who We Are
About Us
We are a group of academic, philosophical, theological, religious, business, science and religious leaders, and best-selling authors, united in our belief that we must act now to encourage the U.S. and China to combat climate change, and to create a worldwide sustainable ecology. We are led by eminent process theology scholar Dr. John Cobb, who has been a leading voice in academia, theology, and activism for over 50 years.

"We will continue to create the other world that we are sowing seed by seed, inch-by-inch of soil, person by person, community by community – until all of this planet is embraced in one circle of a resurgent life and resurgent love. We will not give up.”

– Vandana Shiva

Get Involved
What You Can Do
Join us in our efforts to encourage the U.S. and China to unite against climate change. We are leveraging our contacts in both governments and other organizations wordwide, and can use your help in fulfilling our mission.
  • Sign Up. Receive our newsletter and book about U.S.-China relations and the state of our global ecology from Dr. Cobb.
  • Spread the Word. Tell your friends about us or host a fundraiser.
  • Follow Us on Social. Get involved in our community on your favorite social media platform.
  • Donate. Hit the donate button to help fund our mission.

We need strength in numbers.

Yeoju ECO Forum 2019:

Interfaith Dialogue on Ecological Civilization

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