Biophilia on Purpose: A Declaration to Become an Ecosocial Citizen

Kimberly Ruffin, Roosevelt University

“Ecosocial citizenship” requires civic participation informed by the interconnectedness of ecological and social worlds. It is not because the relevance of the nation-state or nation-state citizenship has expired (although globalization is challenging the nation-state as the dominant form of social organization). Instead, we are in an era in which our ability to meet our fundamental needs is not only driven by the health of nation-states but also the endangered health of interconnected global ecosystems which support the world’s web of social systems.

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