Tag Archives: EarthEd

Systems are everywhere…but what do we really know about them?   

Time for a pop-quiz: What do you know about systems? As an educator and parent, I regularly wonder how we can help young people thrive in this human-impacted era many now called the anthropocene. What do they need to learn—whether in school, on a farm, in a lab, or at the kitchen table? There are of … Continue Reading ››

EarthEd Webinar Video Now Online

Last week EarthEd project director Erik Assadourian, and report authors Melissa K. Nelson and Joslyn Rose Trivett joined Ed Saltzburg of the Security & Sustainability Forum to share the findings of EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet. Watch the full webinar below and learn the surprising links between sustainability education in prison populations and … Continue Reading ››

This is Where Illiterate Women Become Solar Technicians

Barefoot College is a not-for-profit, grassroots social enterprise that has been providing basic services and solutions to the challenges facing rural poor communities for more than forty years, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable, valuing and respecting the knowledge and wisdom that they already possess. The College was founded in 1972, and … Continue Reading ››

When Generations Come Together, Learning Goes Further

Vanessa Timmer explores how mixed-age learning fosters creative approaches to building a more sustainable world. This article is excerpted from EarthEd, the latest edition of State of the World which examines how,  education worldwide can help people better adapt to a rapidly changing planet.

Older people in the city of Volograd … Continue Reading ››

Q&A with Jessica Pierce: Sustainability in Medical Education

We asked bioethicist Jessica Pierce, author of the chapter “Teaching Doctors to Care for Patient and Planet” in Worldwatch’s EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet, about what motivated her to write about transforming medical schools to face future global challenges.

Many people talk about the importance of environmental education or ecoliteracy. How does your … Continue Reading ››

Higher Education for a Post-Growth World

This article was originally written in The Chronicle of Higher Education.  From today until July 12, 2017, Worldwatch readers can access the full article for free! Michael Maniates, contributing author of Worldwatch's EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet, digs into education in a post-growth world.

President Trump’s repudiation of the … Continue Reading ››

6 Steps to Cultivating Future-ready Students

At a time of global-scale challenges, from climate change to social unrest, the next generation needs an education revolution to navigate the turbulent century ahead. Unfortunately, schooling today tends to ignore the massive changes that are looming and offers little training to slow these changes. The Worldwatch Institute’s EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet … Continue Reading ››

Perspective: Why Environmental Educators Shouldn’t Give Up Hope

Environmental educator and EarthEd contributing author Jacob Rodenburg shares what motivated him to write the “The Pathway to Stewardship” chapter in EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet. I’m trying hard not to get discouraged. Being an environmental educator in today’s world feels like you are asked to stop a rushing river armed only with a … Continue Reading ››

Schools in Portland, Oregon Drop “Doubt” from Climate Change Lessons

Bill Bigelow shares a look at how schools in Portland are rejecting traditional (and insufficient) ways to teach students about climate change. This article is excerpted from the latest edition of State of the World which examines how, by rethinking education, people worldwide can better adapt to a rapidly changing planet. According to a recent survey by … Continue Reading ››

A Thai School Without Walls Fosters Minds Without Barriers

Kei Franklin explores how one school in Thailand fosters "good citizens," going beyond simple environmental education. This article is excerpted from EarthEd, the latest edition of State of the World which examines how,  education worldwide can help people better adapt to a rapidly changing planet. The education needed to build a sustainable future need not be … Continue Reading ››