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“Gaia & Us: deepening our connection to nature”

Online Talk with Dr. Stephan Harding
Date: 29 Mar 2023
Location:  Online


We invite you to meet online with Dr. Stephan Harding, an ecologist and founding faculty member of Schumacher College, a UK-based educational centre dedicated to ecology that has pioneered the teaching of holistic science. 

During this talk, Stephan explores how the Sky God cultures, which overran the Gaia/Mother Earth cultures of Western Europe around 2000 BCE, eventually gave rise to the current global ecological crisis. Using the principles of holistic science, he shows how the relationships between living beings and the rocks, atmosphere and oceans of our planet give rise to a modern, science-based understanding of Gaia as our emergent self-regulating Earth. We discover the importance of biodiversity for maintaining Gaia's health and consider how myth, dream and story can help us re-discover ways of living well within the limits set for humanity by the living dynamics of our planet.


Stephan is one of the founding members of Schumacher College, an international centre of transformative education for sustainable living, in Devon, UK. He coordinated and lectured on the master’s degree in holistic science for nearly two decades, besides teaching on many of the college's short courses.  Stephan has taught alongside many of the world’s leading ecological thinkers and activists, including Arne Naess, the proponent of deep ecology, and James Lovelock, proponent of Gaia theory, as well as Fritjof Capra, Lynn Margulis, Brian Goodwin and Rupert Sheldrake. He is now the Deep Ecology Fellow at Schumacher College and is a teacher on several ecological educational projects internationally.

  1. Language
  2. Date and Time:
    Wed 29 Mar, 6:30 – 8:00pm HKT (10:30am – 12 noon GMT)
  3. Format
    Zoom meeting
  4. Fee
    A small donation to support our conservation work will be appreciated
  5. Application
    Please click Here for online registration by Tues 28 Mar
  6. Enquiry
    Natalie Leung at +852 2483 7108 or  
  7. Note
    • Stephan Harding is a returning teacher and he will also be sharing his experience and insight on a longer journey - a two-week online course designed to deepen our connection to Gaia. Click Here if you want to know more about this course starting in June 2023.
    • You will receive the zoom link for the talk upon registration.
    • Please download and install Zoom on your device beforehand.
    • In case of cancellation, you will be notified before the talk and a full refund will be arranged.


More about Kadoorie Earth Programme

​​Kadoorie Earth Programme (KEP) is an initiative being co-created by KFBG and its network of collaborators and volunteers. By integrating the various strands of KFBG’s nature conservation, sustainable living and holistic education programmes, it provides life-transforming learning experiences that reconnect people with themselves, each other and the rest of nature and enable them to cultivate resilience in the face of global challenges.

Be part of this unfolding initiative by joining our series of upcoming talks by world-renowned ecological speakers. Click HERE and save the dates to get inspired on how we can shift to an ecologically centred worldview, with care and reverence for the Earth.

1 “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”
Albert Einstein