Contemplative Environmental Practice: Retreat for Educators & Activists

24 – 30 July 2018 | Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, New Mexico

Cost: $1050 (includes everything) | Graduate students: $880 | Need-based scholarships available

How can we best teach in an ecologically unraveling world?  How can we personally, politically, and pedagogically find more meaning in our environmental efforts?

This summer, deepen your commitment to environmental education and action.  Contemplative

Environmental Practice is a week-long workshop for educators and activists that explores how reflective practices—such as meditation, yoga, journal writing, art, and nature walks—can enhance our teaching and advocacy efforts. Set in the mountains of New Mexico at an off-grid retreat center, we will probe the depths of environmental challenges, tap into our aspirations for all life, and develop skills for deepening our environmental commitments.

The ESS Reception 2018

The ESS reception of the ISA 2018 in San Fransisco was a great success this year as well, as we welcomed old and new members, students, sponsors and senior scentists to this informal gathering where awards were given, food and drinks were consumed while people network. Here are some photos from todays event – follow us on Twitter for more updates.

Did you get accepted to the ISA in Baltimore?

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If so – REMEMBER TO REGISTER!
To secure your place on the final program, you must complete your paid registration for the convention by October 19, 2016. You can register easily on the ISA website. You will be removed from the program if you don’t register by October 19th. This policy requirement is necessary to help the ISA deal with the issues caused by late withdrawals, which create problematic holes in the program. Without that rule, last minute attrition is also much higher, and this is unfair to those on the waiting list hoping to join the program.
Note that there is an automatic $20.00 discount for registrations made through the ISA website.
Register Now

Last chance to submit for ISA 2017!

baltimore-harbor_jpg_1920x810_0_302_10000This week is your last chance to submit for ISA’s 2017 Convention in Baltimore! The proposal deadline is next Wednesday, the 1st! We encourage you to submit a proposal and hope to see you in Baltimore, February 22nd – 25th, 2017. If you have any trouble accessing your account or with the submission form, we’re here to help!

Feel free to contact ISA Headquarters and they will be glad to do everything they can.

Winner of the 2016 Sprout Award

sikina_jinnah2_hiresThe Harold and Margaret Sprout award is bestowed annually for a book that “makes a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity, shows rigor and coherence in research and writing, and offers accessibility and practical relevance.”

While we had an embarrassment of riches this year in terms of worthy books to consider, the Committee was particularly impressed by Post-Treaty Politics (published by MIT Press) by American University professor Sikinna Jinnah.

The book, which focuses on how treaty secretariats contribute to Post treaty politicsregime overlap management, utilized a series of case-studies to examine the influence and skills utilized by treaty bureaucracies to navigate the increasingly byzantine thicket of overlapping treaties that affect the environment.