Institute for Social Ecology
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Issues: Civil Rights, Environment
Location: PO Box 48 Plainfield VT 05667 USA
Established in 1974 and incorporated in 1981, the Institute for Social Ecology is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to the study of social ecology, an interdisciplinary field drawing on philosophy, political and social theory, anthropology, history, economics, the natural sciences, and feminism. The mission of the ISE is the creation of educational experiences that enhance people''s understanding of their relationship to the natural world and each other. By necessity, this involves the ISE in programs that deepen students'' awareness of self and others, help them to think critically, and expand their perception of the creative potentialities for human action. The purpose of the ISE''s programs is the preparation of well-rounded students who can work effectively as participants in the process of ecological reconstruction.
Programs: Supports activist networks around the links between global warming and social justice with research, education and advocacy.
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