The Ecozoic era, coined by Thomas Berry, is a vision for a future founded on mutually enhancing relationships between human societies and the global community of life, including the environment. Leadership for the Ecozoic will chart a course for enabling this new era.
Charting a sustainable future
Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E) is a global partnership – initially based at UVM and McGill University – that develops thought leaders for a new Ecozoic era by:
- Advancing transdisciplinary scholarship in select doctoral programs to educate and empower new leaders for the Ecozoic
- Co-creating a global research-to-action network to heal and restore Earth’s life support systems and foster a mutually-enhancing human-Earth relationship
- Mobilizing and focusing higher education resources and communication on multi-faceted, human-induced, planetary disturbances
The L4E cohort will focus on developing and applying systems-based approaches to ecological economics, law, ethics, and related transdisciplinary efforts to research and chart pathways to the Ecozoic.
The partnership builds on UVM's and McGill's strengths in Ecological Economics, and an Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) partnership, which includes about 40 graduate students, 80 collaborators, and 25 academic, government and NGO partners.