ICA’s vision is to bring forth an Earth honoring, life-affirming human presence on this planet.
Inner Climate Academy (ICA) provides spaces for inner reflection & inquiry, collaborative research & dialogue, and facilitated explorations that lead to personal and societal transformation of our relationship with the living Earth.
ICA aims to transform the nature of current environmental leadership to a stewardship model that emerges from:
(i) Interconnection: Profound sense of interconnection to the living ecosystems of the Earth- resulting from deep inner inquiry, interpersonal and collective work to transform long held despair and grief, limiting belief systems and conditioning, a deep appreciation and understanding of complexity of living systems, indigenous thinking and integration of our Ecological Selves.
(ii) Empowerment for Justice and Harmony: Individual and collective empowerment to act towards creating a restorative, regenerative culture that nurtures social, ecological, healing and wellness justice and harmony through appreciation for shared resources of the Earth and transformation of human species from consumers to restorers.
(iii) Duty of Care as a Species: A shared sense of responsibility and urgency as human species, to care for and support each other and the Earth through the current, unprecedented crises of multiple dimensions- most significant of which is the human induced ecological crisis brought upon by climate change and biodiversity loss.
(iv) Living, Thriving State of Being: A state of being that is alive and thriving as a reflection of our love for the Earth and our courage to allow the current state of the world to move us deeply from the core of our being; and the joy of working towards restoring the health and wellbeing of all beings, through strength and resilience arising from shared vulnerability and authenticity.
Through its programs and collaborative platforms, ICA ICA nurture deep reflections about our individual, interpersonal, cultural, sexual, gender, and ecological identities; how they shape our worldviews, and asks the question- ‘How do we truly collaborate for the Earth?’, leading to a collective exploration of the relational nature of our identities, both within and without. Rigorous processes at ICA collaborative research platforms allow novel insights in to our relationship with the Earth to come to the forefront, and develop innovative practices to apply these insights to transform collective consciousness.
ICA transformational learning journeys enable an inner state of being that is at once, a reflection of one’s love for the world, and one’s sense of deep responsibility for its conservation and restoration. It inculcates empowered action that is in alignment with the purpose of one’s life, one’s inherent and acquired skills and talents, and one’s desire for healing change in the world.
ICA’s work concentrates on three thematic areas:
1) Eco-Centric Worldview: The world is experiencing a climate and ecological emergency at the moment. ICA aims to work through the inner dimensions of this emergency, by shifting the current world view to an eco-centric one, helping humans to deeply adapt to collapsing systems, while developing new, regenerative systems at the same time. Read More…
2) Women’s Earth Stewardship: At this time of global climate and ecological emergency, ICA believes that one significant key to building regenerative human cultures is by accelerating women’s stewardship of Earth restoration projects. Read More…
3) Gender-Just Ecological Leadership: As we are finding our way through this unprecedented time in Earth history, we are being asked to step up, and collaborate authentically to restore the Earth. ICA intends to start a dialogue around the question-How does one create spaces for all genders to come together and truly collaborate for the Earth? Read More...
“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced that it will be by ordinary people….
People whose love for this life is greater than their fear.
Action isn’t a burden to be hoisted up and lugged around on our shoulders. It is something we are.
The work we have to do can be seen as a kind of coming alive.
More than some moral imperative, it is an awakening to our true nature, a releasing of our gifts”
– Joanna Macy