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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 ››

Greeks Rediscover the Joy of Farming

More and more Greeks are moving away from cities and starting over as farmers. A beekeeper, an olive farmer and a mushroom grower share their stories. The seminars offered at the Syngrou Ranch – home of the Athens Institute of Agricultural Sciences – are in high demand, proving that agriculture is trending in Greece. “This semester, … 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 ››

Q&A with Robert Engelman: The Birds, the Bees, and Sustainability

We asked Worldwatch researcher Robert Engelman, author of the “Our Bodies, Our Future: Expanding Comprehensive Sexuality Education” in Worldwatch’s EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet, about what motivated him to explore sexuality education to move the next generation toward sustainability.

What motivated you to write your chapter on sexuality education for … Continue Reading ››

Holistic Agriculture Returns to Remotest Appalachia

In the 1970s Laurie Berman and her husband bought a farm in Virginia as “homesteaders,” eager to reconnect to the land. When she first traveled through West Virginia en route to the farm, she was amazed and then disturbed by the almost total lack of nutritious, locally sourced food along the way. “My whole purpose … 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 ››