Earth Ethics Series
Missed the talks the first time round? Read the written abstracts from Gaia's events 2007 - 2009, including highlights from talks given by Polly Higgins, Vandana Shiva and Resurgence & Ecologist Editor-in-Chief Satish Kumar.
Each year Gaia holds a series of evening talks and discussions with remarkable individuals, visionaries and activists. These talks are designed to provide new insights and new thinking around the most critical issues of our time, to provide inspiration and forge connections.
Here we celebrate former speakers who joined Gaia for their 'Earth Ethics' series of talks. This series of talks, which took place betwen 2007 and 2009, draw especially on two sources of inspiration: indigenous cultures who have retained a harmonious and respectful relationship with their local ecosystems without destroying their source of life; and modern-day, innovative developments in science and law that are beginning to reflect the complexity of the Earth's dynamic processes and our role within these. Could it be the meeting of the ancient and the modern that will help us to renew or re-find our sense of wonder and respect for the Earth and all the species who live upon her?
Professor Brian Goodwin - Science's Changing Myth - March 2007
Martin von Hildebrand - The Colombian Amazon: An Indigenous Peoples' Journey - March 2007
Dr Rupert Sheldrake - A New Relationship with the Living Earth - June 2007
Andrew Kimbrell - Changing America's Environmental Laws - September 2007
Jules Cashford - Restoring the Mythological Paradigm - December 2007
Peter Harper - Zero Carbon Britain - February 2008
Dr. Nigel Crawhall - Africa's Indigenous People and Climate Change - April 2008
Ian Marks and Peter Wallace - A Nutritional Approach to AIDS and Other Diseases - April 2008
Mpatheleni Makaulule, Melesse Damtie, Ng'ang'a Thiong'o - Ecological Governance: Africa Learns from the Colombian Amazon - June 2008
Percy Schmeiser - The Toxic Legacy of GMOs - October 2008
Nic Marks - Does Happiness have to Cost the Earth? - November 2008
Alistair McIntosh - Come Hell or High Water - March 2009
Dr Vandana Shiva and Professor Jacqueline McGlade - Community Resilience: A new form of Community Governance to deal with Climate Change - June 2009
Colin Hines - The Green New Deal - Septmeber 2009
Polly Higgins - Wild Law in Action: a Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights - October 2009
Satish Kumar - Causes and Solutions for Climate Change: The Point of Return - November 2009
Colin Campbell - Learning From African Cosmology - 2009
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