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 ››
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 ››
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 ››
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 ››
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 ››
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 ››
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.
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With global environmental changes locked into our … Continue Reading ››