WHAT WE DO
"Our shared task is to live decently, compassionately, and caringly in the world we inhabit."
-Edward Ericson (Ethical Culture Leader)
GSEI provides a number of courses which are tailored for
groups of six to twelve individuals. Courses
vary in length up to nine sessions. Participants share perspectives and form relationships and new attitudes
which may result in new behaviors.
The courses were developed by the Northwest Earth
Institute in Portland, Oregon. The courses utilize course books which
are purchased by each participant. The course books contain
exciting and challenging articles excerpted from leading environmental
writers. The purpose of the readings is to stimulate discussion and personal
There is no right answer. Following the discussion sessions, participants finish the course with a celebration as a special acknowledgement of their new knowledge, new friendships, and new ways of living.
When a single session program is requested, GSEI will provide the film and facilitate an interactive discussion. There are many excellent earth-based films available, some are provocative, even infuriating, while others are inspiring and uplifting. Visit this page often for the latest offerings.