Humanity stands at an unprecedented and decisive era in relation to both social and ecological history, and defined by the confluence of these two historical threads.
The earth’s ecology is now significantly shifted by human activity. Meanwhile, the gap between rich and poor has never been wider. A billion people live in hunger, while industrial expansion erodes our biological heritage. In Canada, as the gap between rich and poor continues to grow, the social safety net is cut away.
Progressive minded, fair-minded people, sensitive to human justice and ecological preservation, find themselves faced with this unprecedented dilemma: We now must create social justice within the constraints of a deteriorating earth ecosystem.
We must simultaneously achieve social and ecological justice. We must do more with less.
A group of people – educators, activists, entre-preneurs, and citizens, who have been working both independently and together for decades – are uniting to re-envision our social and ecological movements.
We believe we must face this historical imperative with open minds, clear thinking, and a magnanimous spirit for the entire spectrum of social and ecological challenges before us. We must remain grounded in social and ecological reality and effective in our modern political reality.
We believe it is time for a renaissance of genuine movement building.