Earth Charter International Announces Florida Conference: Reimagining Education for Ecological Civilizations

Join us April 12 - 14 for the 2024 Earth Charter Conference held in the United States at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. This 3-day conference builds on four previous Earth Charter Conferences focused on education for sustainability and global citizenship, and for planetary well-being. It will bring together a global diversity of educators, activists and Earth Charter educators, affiliates, and partners, to share good practices and research.

Earth Charter International (ECI) announced an international conference centered on Reimagining Education for Ecological Civilizations to take place on April 12-14, 2024. For the very first time, in the history of the Earth Charter Global Movement, this conference will take place in the United States. This one-of-a-kind networking and educational experience will convene at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. 

The dynamic three-day event will bring together a global gathering of educators, academics, activists, businesspeople and thought leaders to build on four previous Earth Charter Conferences focused on values- based education for sustainability, global citizenship, and planetary well-being. 

"With this conference, we want to offer a space to exchange knowledge and experiences, as well as identify synergies and enhance collaboration among innovative approaches for transformational change towards sustainability," stated Mirian Vilela, ECI Executive Director. "We want to bring together practitioners and researchers working on new educational approaches to address our current challenges."

The impressive lineup of speakers and facilitators for this event include: Dr. Sam Crowell, author of "Emergent Teaching: A Path for Creativity, Significance, and Transformation" and "The Re-Enchantment of Learning: A Manual for Teacher Renewal and Classroom Transformation;" Dr. Akpezi Ogbuigwe, a high-profile expert in transformational change in higher education in Africa, environmental law and climate change education and former Head of the Environmental Education and Training Program at the United Nations Environment Program; and Jeremy Lent, author of "The Web of Meaning" and  "Principles and Practices of Deep Transformation: Laying the Groundwork for an Ecological Civilization."

"We are thrilled to bring together such an inspiring lineup of thought leaders and activists who know how to inspire change and get things done," cited Michael J. Bracken, Chairman of the Board at ECI. We have several sponsorship opportunities still available for educational institutions, businesses, religious organizations, and NGO's who want to support the Earth Charter International's mission of "turning conscience into action" and join efforts to reimagine education for ecological civilizations. 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for organizations interested in supporting this important initiative. By sponsoring the conference, organizations can demonstrate their commitment to sustainable education and gain visibility among global leaders in the field.

This conference will offer both in-person and virtual options for attending. Please visit our website at for more information about the conference and how to register for either the in-person or virtual attendance options. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please visit our website for information on our call for abstracts.

Earth Charter International (ECI) is a global network dedicated to promoting the Earth Charter, an ethical framework for sustainability, justice, and peace. The organization aims to inspire individuals, organizations, and societies to act towards building a more sustainable and equitable world. ECI holds a UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter and is located on the campus of The University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica.

"We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny." - Earth Charter Preamble

Contact Information:
Mirian Vilela
Executive Director
[email protected]

Michael Bracken
Board Chairman
[email protected]
(904) 477-7884
Related Files
ECI Sponsorship Packet.pdf

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