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Coming in August: ISE’s 40th Birthday!

August 15-17th in Plainfield and Marshfield, VT. Tentative schedule and registration information now available.

2013 Colloquium: “Social Ecology in an Era of Crisis: Renewal and Reassessment”

August 23-25, 2013
Marshfield, Vermont
In the coming year the Institute for Social Ecology will celebrate 40 years as a unique educational haven for critical thought and political action directed towards creating a free and ecological society. We invite friends, colleagues, alumni, and fellow travelers to gather this August [...]

POSTPONED: San Francisco Intensive (New dates T.B.A.)

New Directions in Social Ecology:
From Climate Action to Housing Justice
An Intensive Seminar for All Levels
Each year, the Institute for Social Ecology hosts intensive seminars for students, activists, and community leaders to come together to explore sets of dynamic and urgent social and ecological issues. This year, [...]

2013: 8 Day Winter Intensive in Northampton, MA

Thank you for your interest in the Institute for Social Ecology’s (ISE) 2013 Winter Intensive. The Institute strives to be an agent of social transformation; demonstrating the skills, ideas and relationships that can nurture vibrant, self-governed, and healthy communities.
The 2013 ISE Winter Intensive will take place from [...]

Beverly Naidus installation at Seattle’s “Bread and Roses Exhibition”

“AND NOW BEHIND CURTAIN #2” is an interactive installation in the form of a large colorful fabric spiral with apertures, images and messages that viewers walk around and through. Created by artist/author/teacher/activist and social ecologist Beverly Naidus, the installation  premiered at the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisberg, Germany in [...]

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2012: 5 Day Intensive on Direct Democracy and Strategic Movement Building: March 11-15 (NYC)


Social Ecology: From Theory to Practice
Dan Chodorkoff – Sunday and Monday 11:00 – 1:00
This afternoon workshop will begin with an overview of key philosophical, political, and strategic issues that surface in the theory and practice of social ecology. Social ecology advocates a reconstructive and [...]

Directly Democratic Social Change — The 2012 ISE Intensive

The Current Intensive is now full.
Due to the overwhelming interest,
we will host more programs in the coming months.  
Feel free to email: with any inquiries.

Drawing immense inspiration from the Occupy Movement, this year’s ISE Intensive will focus on providing tools to deepen our analysis, [...]

ISE Intensive August 9-17, 2011

August 9th – 17th in The Hudson Valley of New York
The Institute for Social Ecology presents an 8-day intensive introduction to the philosophy and politics of Social Ecology. This 8-day intensive will offer students an introduction to the dialectical philosophy and politics of Social Ecology. Using the lens [...]

ISE Colloquium, August 19-21, 2011


“Social Ecology and the Future of Resistance”

Fifth Annual Summer Colloquium - Institute for Social Ecology

Marshfield, VT USA

August 19-21

Application/Registration Deadline: June 1, 2011 (please see below)
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NOTE: While proposing a paper is certainly welcomed it is not a [...]

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    SEEDS: Spring Permaculture Design Course Registration Now Open!

SEEDS: Spring Permaculture Design Course Registration Now Open!

The Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS), located on Vashon Island near Seattle, Washington (USA) is putting on a series of 8 weekend permaculture workshops between April 30 and June 25. Pre-register by March 1 for a nearly 20% reduced rate! Details.

SEEDS is an exciting project co-founded by ISE Board member [...]