"Care for the soil and the soul needs to be extended to include care for society." Satish Kumar
The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einstein
"What we most need to do is to hear within us the sounds of the Earth crying." Thich Nhat Hanh
"Creation is the primary and most perfect revelation of the Divine." Thomas Aquinas
"The Earth is alive, we live in and through her, and as we are in her keeping, so is she in ours." Pir Zia Inayat Khan
"The greening of the self involves a combining of the mystical with the pragmatic, transcending separateness, alienation, and fragmentation." Joanna Macy

ICEC is a consortium of religious and secular organizations dedicated to ecological civilization. Its organizing partners are the Temple of Understanding, GreenFaith, the Forum of Religion and Ecology at Yale University, and the International Communities for the Renewal of the Earth, in consultation with the New York office of the United Nations Environmental Program.


Our Mission

The mission of ICEC is to facilitate a dialogue among the various sectors of society on ecological civilization, gather wisdom from this dialogue that will inspire and guide individual and social transformations, and lead in the transition to ecological civilization.


The Challenge of Civilizational Change

We face issues of poverty, security and ecology that are intractable within our current civilizational framework. A new framework is emerging, that of ecological civilization. Within a civilizational period change is incremental, but when a civilization changes everything changes at once over a relatively short period of time.  The civilization that is emerging will be as different from the modern period as the modern was from the medieval. It will not be defined by industry, markets,  materialism and globalism, but rather by ecology, culture, sufficiency, reciprocity, localities and the sacredness of Earth community.


Participation in ICEC

Both individuals and organizations may become Members of ICEC. Membership signifies commitment to the realization of ecological civilization and supports the activities of ICEC. Please visit our blog or facebook page to begin or continue a conversation with us.