#social How can we work together with the environmental movement?
Environmental movements around the globe have emerged and called out the need for change to tackle the climate and ecological crisis. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic there is a growing realisation within the wider society of how fragile our civilisation really is and the need for a social-economic-ecological transformation in order to build greater resilience. The call for a system change is growing louder as people from diverse movements (environmental, social, farmers and women) are demanding it. But what does that actually mean in the complex system we are living in? In complex systems, change results from the interplay of many diverse and apparently unrelated factors. Those of us seeking change need to identify which elements are important, understand how they interact, and translate this understanding into action. In this Future Lab we will explore what it means to change a system so we can protect our planet, our fellow living beings and humanity itself. We will do so by looking at the different levels upon which our society is structured, from the local to the global, and identify ways to act, individually and collectively, to overcome current limitations.
12.02.2021: 11.00-12.30 CET
13.02.2021: 11.00-12.30 CET
14.02.2021: 11.00-12.30 CET
Omer Eilam is a social and environmental activist associated with various movements such as Extinction Rebellion and DiEM 25. He holds a bachelor's degree in neuroscience, a doctorate in computational biology and is currently completing the basic course in anthroposophy at the Goetheanum. A central theme for him today is the connection between spirituality and activism, and in particular how to harmonize their individual nature with the current needs of society and nature.
Omer Eilam ist ein Sozial- und Umweltaktivist, der mit verschiedenen Bewegungen wie Extinction Rebellion und DiEM 25 verbunden ist. Er hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss in Neurowissenschaften, einen Doktortitel in Computerbiologie und absolviert derzeit den Grundkurs für Anthroposophie am Goetheanum. Ein zentrales Thema für ihn ist heute die Verbindung von Spiritualität und Aktivismus und insbesondere die Frage, wie man deren individuelle Natur mit den aktuellen Bedürfnissen der Gesellschaft und der Natur in Einklang bringen kann.
Alexandra Gavilano is a Swiss-Peruvian environmental scientist and activist. She is active since she was 15 and has launched several environmental movements and is a catalyst with Collaboratio Helvetica for social / collective transformation. She is passionate to bring a systemic change from the individual core to the global interdependecy of humanity as a species and nature, she also launched and coordinates the Swiss national working group on Citizen Assemblies (citizens-democracy.ch) and the Global Resilience project (www.globalresilience.ch) among others.