Celebrating 2021 Earth Day with
philosopher, environmental activist, ecofeminist
Maria Rosaria Maugeri
President of the Scuola Superiore di Catania
Ph.D., Alumnus SSC
ABSTRACT: We are facing an existential crisis with multiple emergencies. The multiple crises and pandemics we face today – the health pandemic, the hunger pandemic, the poverty pandemic, the climate emergency, the extinction emergency, the emergency of injustice, exclusion and inequality, dispossession and disposability of large numbers of humanity – are all rooted in a world view based on the illusions of separation and superiority which deny interconnectedness and oneness .
Earth Democracy is a world view, paradigm and practice that is based on the recognition that everything is interconnected, the Earth Is Living, the Earth has rights, that we have duties to care for the earth, and regenerate her soil, seeds and biodiversity, her water and food systems. Our rights flow like a spring from our duties.