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The Environmental & Peace Education Center is a grassroots, 501(c)3 non-profit, activist organization dedicated to the creation of sustainable environments that are safe for life on earth through the application of non-violent conflict resolution and egalitarian democracy. As of April 27th 2013, EPEC has passed the torch to a new generation of board members who possess the skills and determination to lead and create more leaders in promoting a peaceful revolution of equality and sustainability.
Our current mission is to build an expansive team of activists and volunteers to accomplish the task of a land purchase to be used as an education center for sustainable practices and communal living. We wish to educate the public with a hands-on experience in environmental consciousness and technical processes to create abundant food production. We also advocate non-violent direct action, as we actively resist hierarchical oppression of all forms whether it be race, class, gender, or sexuality. Instead of simply discussing sociopolitical and environmental issues, we practice them and hope to inspire others to do the same.
EPEC asserts that a shift to the non-profit sector is needed, as technological innovation is slowly alleviating monotonous jobs causing harsher constraint on the workforce. Thus, we wish to provide a working environment based on autonomy, mastery, and purpose, using technology to create abundance and free energy to promote cooperative groups that can mutually aid each other in the future and live without scarcity.
Looking for a break from the holiday season? Want to learn and share talents, knowledge, and experiences with others in our community? Or do you maybe just like camping, kayaking, hiking or biking amazing nature trails, campfires, fishing and smores? Well you’re in luck! EPEC is excited to announce the first…
While the media has moved on and paid little attention to the situation in Syria since the U.S. narrowly avoided engaging in the conflict there, there remains a very real and dangerous situation unfolding for millions of people. EPEC is proud to announce a community event, lecture, and discussion on…
Well folks, this is it! The Cape Coral Farmer’s Market is re-opening for the 2013 – 2014 season. We are launching a new community outreach program intended to meet and greet other local and active members of our community. We will be there supporting our local vendors, collecting TechnoTrash for…
Jacque Fresco – War
Jacque Fresco talks about ‘War’.
Filmed in London by the cinematographer Mark Waters and directed by Frank Da Silva. This short film will not be featured in the Earth 2.0 – Movie. Earth 2.0 is an independent film project and it has no affiliation to The Venus Project or TZM.
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Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.
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Gil Scott-Heron – Work For Peace
Gilbert “Gil” Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 — May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and ’80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning the social and political issues of the time. His own term for himself was “bluesologist”, which he defined as “a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues.”
An excerpt from the article “An Evening with Gil Scott-Heron: There is Joy in the Struggle” by Kevin Gosztola
“You can’t teach the value of creative expression in school. You can’t tell someone they have to use their art or media for the greater good. But, you can envelope someone in events with people like Gil Scott-Heron who believe in what they do and show them an alternative to the art and media we consume on a regular basis that seems to be far removed from the issues we experience and the lives we live every single day.
What Gil Scott-Heron shows is that people can find a voice in art (especially music). Movements need people like Gil Scott-Heron to open people’s minds so that people who are not creative, not humorous, or not artistic can then present people with some truths that might compel them to act.
Yes, we’ve got to work for peace. There ain’t gonna be no peace unless we go to work. But, peace isn’t just taking down the military or breaking up the monetary and the military. It isn’t just finding confidence in fighting for what some deem a lost cause, something unrealistic.
Peace is having soul. Peace is unleashing that soul in the company of others. And, peace is having the fortitude to push on and do what you believe needs to be done so that the next day you can have high spirits and maintain high hopes for a brighter day.”
Work for Peace!
Wealth Inequality in America
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.