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Nature’s Relationships : Interdependence Is Life

Nature’s Relationships : Interdependence Is Life

  This essay is part of a series about Nature’s interdependence and the need for systems thinking if we are to understand Nature’s relationships.   There Is No Such Thing As Living Separately   If I were asked to select one word that describes life on Earth, I would definitely choose the word “interdependence”. Everything in Nature is interconnected. Nothing lives in isolation!! There is no such thing as living...

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Nature’s Relationships: We Are Imperiled From Within

Nature’s Relationships: We Are Imperiled From Within

“It makes far better sense to reshape ourselves to fit a finite planet than to attempt to reshape the planet to fit our infinite wants. — David W. Orr.”   A conflict rages between two groups of conservation scientists.  That conflict centers on how we humans must conserve our Earth. As far as I know, no one within these two groups disagrees that humanity is facing a terrible crisis that could affect our very existence....

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Ecoliteracy – Video and Text Web Resources

Ecoliteracy – Video and Text Web Resources

  Video Resources Can A Collapse of Civilization Be Avoided? https://youtu.be/MtaGNQqUWo0 *********** Biologist Predicts how Civilization Collapses Soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw0AAsGaDg0&feature=youtu.be *********** For more wonder, rewild the world – George Monbiot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rZzHkpyPkc *********** David Orr at Schumaker College : Ecoliteracy and Ecological Education https://youtu.be/jxge4AhxlcY...

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Ecoliteracy – Empowering Our Youth

Ecoliteracy – Empowering Our Youth

The challenge of environmental educators and their students, our youth,  is to build a new social order in which citizens seek to achieve the well-being of all life on Earth that is in harmony with Nature. We modern adults are robbing from the future. We our leaving our children, our grandchildren, and all future human generations with an ethical and an ecological mess that could spell disaster for the human race by the year 2100.  The...

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Ecoliteracy – From Knowledge To Action

Ecoliteracy – From Knowledge To Action

  Is Ecoliteracy All Talk And No Action? Does the acquisition and the application of knowledge about our environment offer a solution to the ecological crisis created by humans? Or is ecoliteracy all talk and no action? As a biologist, I have encountered situations where I wonder if my knowledge can help change the worldview of humans that I have encountered. I live near an estuary that is a legally protected area. This fresh water estuary...

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Ecoliteracy – Rethinking Environmental Education

Ecoliteracy – Rethinking Environmental Education

  “If literacy is driven by the search for knowledge, ecological literacy is driven by the sense of wonder, the sheer delight of being alive in a beautiful, mysterious, bountiful world.” – David W. Orr   ” Our greatest challenge lies in rethinking what kind of education is appropriate for a species whose standards of success threaten its ecological foundations.”  — David W. Orr   Environmental education...

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