Evolutionary Leap

A virtual EAN Elder Circle focused on cultural change and deep adaptation* to the climate crisis


In the context of:

  • EAN’s Mission: “Building a movement of elders to address the social and environmental crises of our time”;
  • Our global and personal existential angst due to the ongoing climate crisis; and
  • The recognition that the ultimate resolution of that crisis is, as described by Charles Eisenstein in his book Climate: A New Story, to shift our cultural worldview from one of separation to one of interbeing; therefore

The purpose of Evolutionary Leap is to:

  • Offer members a forum providing emotional support, opportunity for personal reflection, a community for both sense of belonging and collective action, and, therefore, support for building the inner strength necessary to effectively work on healing the divide that plagues our world at this critical time;
  • Provide opportunity for brainstorming and developing ideas for personal and collective action that members can take in their own lives, through other EAN groups or elsewhere, for deep adaption to the climate crisis and ultimately to move the culture toward values, norms, behaviors, and institutional systems reflective of “interbeing”;
  • Share recommendations of relevant books, articles, websites, resources.


Biweekly Zoom meetings (1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. PT), and email


* Deep adaptation was first coined in a speech by Professor Jem Bendell in December 2016, but has spread rapidly since his Deep Adaptation paper went viral. The term implies a need for an individual psycho-spiritual adaptation in the form of an acceptance that the current socioeconomic system, or industrial civilization, will likely fail.

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