Sunday, March 29, 2015

Beyond Ecophobia

"If we want children to flourish, we need to give them time to connect with nature and love the Earth before we ask them to save it" - David Sobel
Educators are agents for change, and change is needed now. Our current way of life is not sustainable. What is required to achieve sustainability is a paradigm shift, and that can only be effected through education. Educating for Sustainability (EFS) is about helping people learn how to meet their needs without compromising future generations abilities to meet their needs.
David Sobel is an education writer who has helped in developing the philosophy of place-based education. He has written extensively on the topic in books and numerous articles. He is currently a Core Faculty member and Director of Certificate Programs at Antioch University New England. -- Visit UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
-- Read Beyond Ecophobia by David Sobel on Yes!
-- Watch TED talk by Ben Klasky Get hooked on nature

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