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.
"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
We need strength in numbers.
Yeoju ECO Forum 2019:
Interfaith Dialogue on Ecological Civilization