2018 ISE Annual Gathering: Aug. 17-19 Marshfield, VT

The Institute for Social Ecology cordially invites you to our 2018 Annual Gathering for a weekend of engaging political discussion, great food, and socializing in Marshfield, Vermont. The gathering is a unique opportunity to renew the Social Ecology community in person, restore old friendships and make new ones, and connect with like-minded people from around …

By ISE | March 17th, 2018 | Article Archive, Events Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Social Ecology Summer Intensive: June 8-13, Poulsbo, WA.

We had a superbly successful Social Ecology Summer Intensive June 8-13, 2018 at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington. Stay tuned this coming winter for announcements of our 2019 Intensives, tentatively planned for both Vermont and British Columbia!

By ISE | February 17th, 2018 | Article Archive, Events Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Enroll Now for Spring Online Seminar: Mondays, March 12 – April 30

Our internationally acclaimed 8-week online seminar, “Ecology, Democracy, Utopia,” will convene again in mid-September. Details coming soon. Meanwhile, the self-paced version, featuring recorded lectures by ISE faculty, continues to be open for enrollment.

By ISE | January 31st, 2018 | Article Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Beyond the Limits of Nature: A social-ecological view of growth and degrowth

ISE board member Eleanor Finley has a new article titled Beyond the Limits of Nature: A social-ecological view of growth and degrowth. Part of the series Ecology after capitalism, it draws on Bookchin’s work to interrogate the limits of the degrowth perspective and contrasts it with social ecology’s analysis of post-scarcity and ecological development.

By ISE | February 9th, 2017 | Article Archive, Author, Eleanor Finley, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Accelerationism… and Degrowth? The Left’s Strange Bedfellows

ISE affiliate Aaron Vansintjan has written an engaging article that analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of two of the most widely discussed political tendencies on the left today, Accelerationism and Degrowth, exploring their political priorities, vision, and blind spots.

By ISE | September 28th, 2016 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 5 Comments |

POSTPONED: San Francisco Intensive (New dates T.B.A.)

New Directions in Social Ecology: From Climate Action to Housing Justice An Intensive Seminar for All Levels Each year, the Institute for Social Ecology hosts intensive seminars for students, activists, and community leaders to come together to explore sets of dynamic and urgent social and ecological issues. This year, the Institute for Social Ecology is …

By Hilary Moore | April 17th, 2013 | Recent News | 1 Comments |

2013: 8 Day Winter Intensive in Northampton, MA

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Institute for Social Ecology’s (ISE) 2013 Winter Intensive. The Institute strives to be an agent of social transformation; demonstrating the skills, ideas and relationships that can nurture vibrant, self-governed, and healthy communities. The 2013 ISE Winter Intensive will take place from January 7 through January 14. What …