Our vision is to redirect the world's future towards harmony and sustainability. We realise that this can only happen if open-hearted, dedicated people from around the world work together to co-create a culture of mindful living. To support this goal, ECO focuses on providing educational resources, developing learning facilities, and organising green community initiatives. We work to connect at least 100 million people in the spirit of Earth Citizenship by 2020.
The Earth Citizen Movement
The Earth Citizen Movement (ECO) is a non-profit organisation that works to promote mindful living, natural health, and world sustainability.
We empower individuals with the tools and resources helpful for practising an eco-friendly lifestyle, while also developing their strengths to lead and serve their communities.
This movement has been established in the United States of America, Canada, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand.
It's now our turn in Europe!
Like many other movements, the seed of the Earth Citizen Movement was planted by one person’s vision. In this case, that man was Ilchi Lee. When he started teaching mind-body exercise at a public park in South Korea 36 years ago, he began a movement that would soon inspire hundreds of thousands of people. Believing that hope for a better world lies in awakening the greatness in human nature, he created Brain Education as a system for the development of human potential. He has dedicated his life to helping people harness their brain power to create positive changes in their lives and communities.
In Ilchi Lee’s view, in order to make a better world, we must shift our consciousness in certain simple, but fundamental ways. The key lies in learning to view ourselves first and foremost as Earth Citizens. Before we are citizens of a nation or members of an ethnic group, we belong to the Earth. Realising this is the only way we can move beyond the pettiness that keeps us divided and disconnected. To avoid the looming environmental disasters we are now facing, acknowledging that the planet’s care is our collective responsibility is essential. His ideas on the Earth Citizen Movement are well-described in his books, including Earth Management: A Dialogue on Ancient Korean Wisdom and Its Lessons for a New Earth.
Ilchi Lee stresses that the desire for peace and happiness is common to all cultures, no matter how diverse they may be otherwise. Activating this impulse is just a matter of moving beyond ingrained habits to reach for the highest possible versions of ourselves.
To learn more about Ilchi Lee and his work, please visit www.ilchi.com