Earth Ethics Series

Each year Gaia holds a series of evening talks and discussions with remarkable individuals, visionaries and activists. These talks are designed to provide new insights and new thinking around the most critical issues of our time, to provide inspiration and forge connections.

Here we celebrate former speakers who joined Gaia for their 'Earth Ethics' series of talks. This series of talks, which took place betwen 2007 and 2009, draw especially on two sources of inspiration: indigenous cultures who have retained a harmonious and respectful relationship with their local ecosystems without destroying their source of life; and modern-day, innovative developments in science and law that are beginning to reflect the complexity of the Earth's dynamic processes and our role within these. Could it be the meeting of the ancient and the modern that will help us to renew or re-find our sense of wonder and respect for the Earth and all the species who live upon her?

Professor Brian Goodwin - Science's Changing Myth - March 2007

Martin von Hildebrand - The Colombian Amazon: An Indigenous Peoples' Journey - March 2007

Dr Rupert Sheldrake - A New Relationship with the Living Earth - June 2007

Andrew Kimbrell - Changing America's Environmental Laws - September 2007

Jules Cashford - Restoring the Mythological Paradigm - December 2007

Peter Harper - Zero Carbon Britain - February 2008

Dr. Nigel Crawhall - Africa's Indigenous People and Climate Change - April 2008

Ian Marks and Peter Wallace - A Nutritional Approach to AIDS and Other Diseases - April 2008

Mpatheleni Makaulule, Melesse Damtie, Ng'ang'a Thiong'o - Ecological Governance: Africa Learns from the Colombian Amazon - June 2008

Percy Schmeiser - The Toxic Legacy of GMOs - October 2008

Nic Marks - Does Happiness have to Cost the Earth? - November 2008

Alistair McIntosh - Come Hell or High Water - March 2009

Dr Vandana Shiva and Professor Jacqueline McGlade - Community Resilience: A new form of Community Governance to deal with Climate Change - June 2009

Colin Hines - The Green New Deal - Septmeber 2009

Polly Higgins - Wild Law in Action: a Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights - October 2009

Satish Kumar - Causes and Solutions for Climate Change: The Point of Return - November 2009

Colin Campbell - Learning From African Cosmology - 2009