Welcome to the Ecosophy Course, where we bridge the gap between philosophy and action to address the ecological crisis.
Led by seasoned educator and artist Nathan Dufour, this interactive and collaborative series of workshops will broaden your horizons and deepen your understanding of both ancient and modern Western Philosophy and its applications to ecological themes and activism.
Through five live and interactive online workshops, you'll explore the concepts underlying environmental thinking and cultivate a sense of community while gaining practical tools and strategies for taking action towards a more sustainable future.
In addition to the live sessions, you'll have access to recordings of all sessions, detailed lecture notes, readings, and materials. You'll also have the opportunity to learn and connect with others in a dedicated online community space as part of a growing network of ecosophical alumni.
Enrol now for just USD$125 (suggested tuition*) and join a cohort of people with varying backgrounds and experiences, all committed to taking action towards a sustainable future.
When are the live workshops?
See below for dates and times for the next cohort's live workshops.
Bi-weekly on Wednesdays (Thursdays in Aus/NZ)
27 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 8 Nov, 22 Nov (+1 day for Aus/NZ)
New York (ET) - 7pm – 9pm
Mexico City (CT) - 6pm – 8pm
Vancouver (PT) - 4pm – 6pm
Melbourne (AEST) - 9am – 11am (+1 day)
New Zealand (NZST) - 11am – 1pm (+1 day)
Check the time in your local timezone
Can't make it or missed a session? No problem. All sessions are recorded so feel free to join anytime.
Your enrolment automatically rolls over into the next cohort so you can also catch the next one, or repeat a session!
What if the live workshops don't suit my timezone?
We recognise this timezone doesn't suit everyone and are exploring additional options for future cohorts.
For now, you're still welcome to join even if you know you can't make it – you will still have access to the recording and the community, and your enrolment automatically rolls over into the next cohort.
You can also purchase the recorded lectures by themselves for USD$27 if this is a better option for you.
Why take this course?
- Gain practical tools and strategies for taking action towards a more sustainable future
- Explore the concepts underlying environmental thinking
- Cultivate a sense of community while gaining knowledge and confidence
- Meet and connect with others who share your interests and passions
- Take a playful approach to philosophy and ecological action
- 🎉 5x live and interactive online workshops (held every second week on Wednesdays 7pm ET)
- ▶️ Recordings of all sessions + detailed lecture notes, readings and materials
- 👥 Learn and connect with others in a dedicated online community space as part of a growing network of ecosophical alumni
- 📚 A growing library of further reading/learning suggestions contributed by your peers
Is this for me?
The Ecosophy Course offers something for everyone, whether you're seeking inspiration, knowledge, or a fun time. We welcome curious, non-traditional and neurodivergent learners who want to make sense of the ideas swirling around in their heads, gain confidence in how to move forward, or unlock a new level of understanding.
Our playful approach to serious engagement with philosophy and ecological action will provide you with an enriching and thought-provoking experience.
The course is designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of your background or experience. No pre-existing knowledge is necessary; just come as you are. Previous cohorts have included people with an interest in ecological action but no experience with the study of philosophy, people with an interest in philosophy but no experience of ecological activism, people familiar with neither philosophy nor ecological activism, and people familiar with both.
All you need to bring is your attention, digital presence, and a smile. And a beverage if you wish!
What to expect
Throughout the course, we'll be covering a range of environmental topics, from the ideal city state to the concept of eco-socialism, and the role of philosophy in policy-making. We'll be looking at these issues through the lens of philosophy, providing you with practical tools and strategies for taking action towards a more sustainable future.
We'll encourage you to engage in discussions and share your perspectives on the topics covered, as well as collaborate with each other in creating an action plan to address ecological issues.
Is it really about taking action or is it just talking about ideas?
We're not here for book club. We are serious about addressing the ecological crisis by bridging the gap between philosophy and action, and exploring tangible ways to make a difference in the world.
We know we want to ‘save the Earth’ — but what are the concepts underlying our environmental thinking? What is ‘Nature’? What is ‘Ecology’?
More than just philosophy to think about, it's an experience that manifests itself in a form of action you can take, that can save some small part of your world.
Along the way, we'll cultivate a sense of community while gaining practical tools and strategies for taking action towards a more sustainable future.
The course culminates in a final project where we push ourselves to generate an abstract statement of our Values, and concretely join them to our concrete plans of Action.
We've even created an interactive database of Ecosophy projects created by participants of the course.
What are others saying?
Ready to be part of a growing ecosophical alumni?
Suggested tuition* is $USD125Join Ecosophy C3 today
Can you run this course online or in-person for my school / organisation / community group?
We have done this before and are happy to discuss options with you! Get in touch at [email protected] and let's talk.
Still have questions?
Get in touch at [email protected] and we'll help you out.