ECO - GOVERNANCE
Applying the reality of our ecological interconnectedness to our local and global governing systems
The only legitimate purpose of governance is to protect and cultivate the health and vitality of the planet and all its inhabitants for generations to come.
The material presented here offers an initial framework for a transition from a governance system rooted in a mindset of separateness and the domination of Life, to a system of governance rooted in a mindset of interconnectedness and the healing and sacred stewardship of Life. The work is inspired by and dedicated to the Global White Lion Protection Trust.
You can view the book - Deconstructing Democracy through the link below. The next volume, Co-Creating Eco-Governance is in the process of being written. Codes for a Healthy Earth is a global initiative that directly supports the evolution and implementation of Eco-Governance
Democracy and Beyond
Deconstructing Democracy is the first part of an evolving process that seeks to unravel some of the myths and flaws of the democratic system. It is published on this website and is available for download as a PDF in order to contribute to new ways of thinking about the history and future of governance.
The second part of the exploration is the work of Co-creating Eco-Governance. It is not sufficient to resist that which is not working. For healing and transformation to occur, it is essential that we articulate a new form of governance that responds wisely to the challenges and opportunities of our time, while integrating new knowledge and wisdom in life-enhancing ways.
Co-creating Eco-Governance is a work in progress. Eco-Governance is founded on the premise that the only legitimate purpose of governance is to cultivate the health and vitality of the planet and all its inhabitants for generations to come. Inspired by whole-systems healing wisdom, Eco-Governance seeks to offer a framework, organizing principles, and infrastructures for a new and healthy way of organizing ourselves as a species.
You can also learn more about Co-creating Eco-Governance as it evolves on this website. Codes for a Healthy Earth is a global initiative that directly supports the evolution and implementation of Eco-Governance
With blessings for the wise transition to a new and healthy form of global Eco-Governance,
Shelley Ostroff (PhD)
Eco-Governance and The Vitality Code
Applying evolving consciousness to how we organize ourselves as a species
What if humanity were to align en masse around the understanding that our individual and collective purpose in the world is to contribute to the healthy evolution of all Life? Imagine the far-reaching consequences of nurturing a shared awareness that the only legitimate purpose of all governments is to protect and cultivate the health and vitality of the planet and all its inhabitants for generations to come.
This article outlines a holistic, integrative approach to rapid social and ecological regeneration that encompasses a blueprint for a new form of global and local governance aligned with the principles of life. The approach is rooted in and enriched by diverse wisdom traditions and disciplines, and is inspired by the evolving theories and praxis of our current cultural metamorphosis. It offers some of the meta-principles that guide the approach and outlines a range of initiatives that work together to provide practical pathways for citizens to self-organize around the common purpose of whole-systems health and healing.
Eco-Governance and the Vitality Code
Eco-Governance and the Next 7 Generations
Eco-Governance and the Essence of Freedom
Eco-Governance and Healing Humanity
A gallery of posters outlining some of the limitations of democracy and current governance systems.