SEEDS: Spring Permaculture Design Course Registration Now Open!

The Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS), located on Vashon Island near Seattle, Washington (USA) is putting on a series of 8 weekend permaculture workshops between April 30 and June 25. Pre-register by March 1 for a nearly 20% reduced rate! Details. SEEDS is an exciting project co-founded by ISE Board member Bob Spivey. Over the past …

By ISE | January 28th, 2011 | Recent News, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Social Ecologist Profile: Hilary Moore of Oakland, California USA

Please introduce yourself (What kind of work you do, Where you live,  etc.) My name is Hilary Moore. I live in Oakland, CA and work with the Mobilization for Climate Justice West, an alliance of Bay Area groups dedicated to amplifying grassroots struggles through direct action and education. I just finished school at Prescott College, with …

By ISE | January 27th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |

Richards: A Social Ecology

This article is contributed by J. Kelvyn Richards who maintains a website “Discourse: Social Ecology.” Kelvyn was active in community-based education projects for many years. He is now retired and living with family in Greece. Many writers have argued that in order to make an impact on world pollution, all governments will have to work …

By ISE | January 26th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 22 Comments |

Ruiz-Marrero: Civil Disobedience at the University of Puerto Rico

Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero, a research associate with the ISE, has been sending updates and resources for becoming informed on the happenings at the University of Puerto Rico: English-language article from the Puerto Rico Sun Carmelo’s bilingual blog (Spanish language entries can be translated using Google translate or similar tools) Indymedia-Puerto Rico (also primarily Spanish language but can …

By ISE | January 25th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Remembering Murray Bookchin

On January 14, ISE co-founder Murray Bookchin would have turned 90. We invite you to celebrate his life and work: Listen to Chaia Heller speak about her friend and mentor following his passing in July 2006. (Recording from September 6, 2006) Check out some cartoons written and illustrated by Janet Biehl, Bookchin’s companion during the …

By ISE | January 24th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Friday news roundup

Our social ecologist profile of Erin Lingo has been republished on the blog New. Clear. Vision. Two links from the North American Anarchist Studies conference that took place last weekend in Toronto, Ontario. (ISE board member Karl Hardy presented as part of the “Greening Anarchy” panel.) A report back from Deric Shannon and some video …

By ISE | January 21st, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Social Ecologist Profile: Blair Taylor of Brooklyn, NY USA

1. Please introduce yourself (What kind of work you do, Where you live, etc.) My name is Blair Taylor, I live in Brooklyn, NY. I’m a PhD student in political science at the New School, working on a dissertation on social movements and recuperation. I teach and do some freelance editing. 2. How did you …

By ISE | January 20th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |

Social ecology needs development, dissent, dynamism

If you’re reading this post on the ISE blog then chances are I don’t need to spend much time reviewing the seriousness of the contemporary situation. Suffice to say, we are experiencing numerous social and ecological crises and the ongoing consequences of climate change foretell a bleak future. And if you are familiar with social …

By Karl Hardy | January 17th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 50 Comments |

Ruiz-Marrero’s “Organic and Beyond” in Counterpunch, etc.

Honoring the memory of ISE co-founder Murray Bookchin who would’ve turned 90 today… Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero, a Research Associate with the ISE has an article “Organic and Beyond” in today’s edition of Counterpunch. Information about the 2011 Z Media Institute has been made available. The Z Media Institute was founded in 1994 and recent faculty have …

By ISE | January 14th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

News briefs and blog recommendations

ISE board member Karl Hardy will be participating on the “Greening Anarchy” panel as part of the North American Anarchist Studies Network conference in Toronto, January 15th. ISE associate Matt Hern will be speaking at Simon Fraser University on the history of the city of Vancouver on January 27. Details. ISE associate Beverly Naidus has …

By ISE | January 13th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |