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All walks of life are coming together for the most ambitious trans-disciplinary conference ever assembled on behalf of the planet!

Seizing an Alternative: 
Toward an Ecological Civilization

June 4-7, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Help us rethink civilization from A to Z:

Reconsider development
Rick Clugston contributes this piece, where he maintains that providing more services to an increasing population can only be met if those with enough voluntarily decide to give what they really don’t need to support the many who have too little. Read more
Rethink perspective in architecture
Architect Carl Welty writes that while the influence of linear perspective on Renaissance architecture and  European cities is well understood and obvious, its influence on Western science and how we see ourselves in relationship to the natural world is less known but deep. Read more
Think again about composting
John B. Cobb, Jr. writes that even if the solution to the problem of global warming lies at hand, it cannot easily be seized. Our family lives, our educational system, and our religious teaching have to change too. Read more
Student Scholarships (limited) now available through the generosity of a benefactor. To apply, write:
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Attend 4-Day Conference
SIGN UP FOR A SATURDAY PACKAGE to get a broad sampling of the work that is being done.  
Saturday Package
ATTEND FREE PLENARY SESSIONS at Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, Claremont, CA:

Bill McKibben: 7:00 p.m. Opening Night

FRIDAY, June 5
John B. Cobb, Jr.: 9:00 a.m.
Vandana Shiva: 7:00 p.m.

Herman Daly-John B. Cobb, Jr. discussion moderated by PRI’s Warren Olney:
  9:00 a.m.
Sheri Liao: 7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 7
Wes Jackson: 9:00 a.m.

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