Toplumsal Ekoloji Grubu (Istanbul, Turkey)


The Social Ecology Group (Toplumsal Ekoloji Grubu) group was founded in 1995 by people experienced in civil initiatives and willing to think and act on both ecological and social issues. Toplumsal Ekoloji Grubu  questions  hegemonic relations  at all levels of life and aims to create an eco-democratic society that doesn’t involve hierarchy, where all decisions are taken by direct democracy in collective participation. The group’s work includes ecological research and other activities criticizing the industrial over-consuming lifestyles that have a negative impact on natural, historical and cultural values, as well as defending the survival of biodiversity and all ecosystems. The group cooperates with other initiatives, independent groups, national and  international networks.