Thank you to our local and global audience for joining us for the launch of our latest State of the World report, EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet! We had people tuned in from over 54 countries and 36 states, including watch parties in Thailand, Texas, and the District of Columbia.
If you weren’t able to join us live, watch our event in this video playlist. You can also join our online conversation by using #EarthEd on Twitter to send us questions or share your favorite moments.
- Welcome from Appalachian State University Sustainability Director | Lee Ball Jr.
- Welcome from Appalachian State University Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs | Sue Edwards
- Welcome from Worldwatch Institute President Emeritus | Robert Engelman
- EarthEd Fundamentals | Erik Assadourian
- Ecoliteracy and Schooling for Sustainability | Michael K. Stone
- Social Emotional Learning for a Challenging Future | Pamela Barker
- Expanding Comprehensive Sexuality Education | Robert Engelman
- Q & A Panel
Higher Education Reimagined
- Afternoon introduction | Erik Assadourian
- Bringing the Earth Back into Economics | Josh Farley
- Agricultural Education for the Twenty-First Century | Laura Lengnick
- Sustainability Education in Prisons | Joslyn Rose Trivett
- Vocational Training for an Eco-technical Transition | Nancy Lee Wood (via video)
- Q & A Panel
- Panel on Sustainability Education at Appalachian State | Lee Ball Jr., Vachel Miller, and Richard Rheingans
EarthEd, with contributions from 63 authors, includes chapters on traditional environmental education topics, such as ecoliteracy, nature-based learning, and systems thinking, as well as expanding the conversation to new topics essential for Earth education, such as character education, social emotional learning, the importance of play, and comprehensive sex education.
Ultimately, only by boldly adapting education do we stand a chance in adapting to our rapidly changing planet.