Today, many have given up the task of thinking holistically about the world, or proposing anything like new foundations for a civilization that takes us in a different direction. And few attempt to integrate thought with action.
Some philosophically-minded thinkers, however, including those involved with Pando Populus, have long believed that a new, more ecological way of living in the world is needed, and the time for action is now.
Of course, to be interested in establishing an ecological civilization does not mean adhering to a single way of thinking. We welcome all who want to replace destructive ideas with new ones that support a healthy relationship with the Earth.
We believe the “Seizing an Alternative” conference specifically, and Pando Populus more broadly, will become an important vehicle for shifting public conversation and behavior in the direction of an ecologically balanced life and culture. It is what we mean by bringing “big ideas down to Earth.”
“Seizing an Alternative” united the 10th International Whitehead Conference and the 9th International Conference on Ecological Civilization. Pando Populus chose to make it its inaugural event.