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  • EarthEd: A State of the World Symposium
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  • EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet, State of the World (2017)

    With global environmental changes locked into our future, what we teach must evolve. All education will need to be environmental education, but environmental education cannot focus solely on teaching everyone to live just a bit greener.

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    EARTH ED: RETHINKING EDUCATION ON A CHANGING PLANET

    Released April 20, 2017

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    With global environmental changes locked into our future, what we teach must evolve. All education will need to be environmental education, but environmental education cannot focus solely on teaching everyone to live just a bit greener. Instead, it will need to both teach students to be bold sustainability leaders as well as equip them with the skills necessary to survive the turbulent century ahead.

    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.

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    INTRODUCTION

    1 EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

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    Erik Assadourian


    PART ONE: FUTURE FUNDAMENTALS

    2 Outdoor School for All: Reconnecting Children to Nature

    David Sobel

    Ecoliteracy and Schooling for Sustainability

    Michael K. Stone

    Education for the Eighth Fire: Indigeneity and Native Ways of Learning

    Melissa K. Nelson

    Pathway to Stewardship: A Framework for Children and Youth

    Jacob Rodenburg and Nicole Bell

    Growing a New School Food Culture

    Luis González Reyes

    The Centrality of Character Education for Creating and Sustaining a Just World

    Marvin W. Berkowitz

    Social and Emotional Learning for a Challenging Century

    Pamela Barker and Amy McConnell Franklin

    Prioritizing Play

    David Whitebread

    10 Looking the Monster in the Eye: Drawing Comics for Sustainability

    Marilyn Mehlmann with Esbjörn Jorsäter, Alexander Mehlmann, and Olena Pometun

    11 Deeper Learning and the Future of Education

    Dennis McGrath and Monica M. Martinez

    12 All Systems Go! Developing a Generation of “Systems-Smart” Kids

    Linda Booth Sweeney

    13 Reining in the Commercialization of Childhood

    Josh Golin and Melissa Campbell

    14 Home Economics Education: Preparation for a Sustainable and Healthy Future

    Helen Maguire and Amanda McCloat

    15 Our Bodies, Our Future: Expanding Comprehensive Sexuality Education

    Mona Kaidbey and Robert Engelman


    PART TWO: HIGHER EDUCATION REIMAGINED

    16 Suddenly More Than Academic: Higher Education for a Post-Growth World

    Michael Maniates

    17 Bringing the Classroom Back to Life

    Jonathan Dawson and Hugo Oliveira

    18 Preparing Vocational Training for the Eco-Technical Transition

    Nancy Lee Wood

    19 Sustainability Education in Prisons: Transforming Lives, Transforming the World

    Joslyn Rose Trivett, Raquel Pinderhughes, Kelli Bush, Liliana Caughman, and Carri J. LeRoy

    20 Bringing the Earth Back into Economics

    Joshua Farley

    21 New Times, New Tools: Agricultural Education for the Twenty-First Century

    Laura Lengnick

    22 Educating Engineers for the Anthropocene

    Daniel Hoornweg, Nadine Ibrahim, and Chibulu Luo

    23 The Evolving Focus of Business Sustainability Education

    Andrew J. Hoffman

    24 Teaching Doctors to Care for Patient and Planet

    Jessica Pierce


    CONCLUSION

    25 The Future of Education: A Glimpse from 2030

    Erik Assadourian


    BOXES

    3–1 Using Food-web Ecology to Help Teach Sustainability

    Dag O. Hessen

    3–2 Teaching the Climate Crisis

    Bill Bigelow

    5–1 Anishinaabe Teachings

    5–2 Ubuntu and Ecological Citizenship

    Lesley Le Grange

    8–1 Social and Emotional Learning and Climate Change

    8–2 Well-being Studies in Thailand

    8–3 Changing Leads: Social and Emotional Growth Through Equine-Facilitated Learning

    10–1 Comics: An Effective Way to Educate About the Environment

    Tetsuro Yasuda

    11–1 Mapping Is Learning

    Ali De?er Özbak?r and Cem ?skender Ayd?n

    12–1 Teaching Big Systems Ideas

    12–2 Big History Teaches Systems Thinking and Transforms Worldviews

    Dwight E. Collins, Russell M. Genet, and David Christian

    13–1 Pokémon No Go

    14–1 Providing Environmental Consciousness Through Life Skills Training

    Kei Franklin

    14–2 The Value of Intergenerational Mentoring

    Vanessa Timmer

    15–1 Comprehensive Sexuality Education: The United Nations Definition

    16–1 Running the Rapids

    16–2 Student Activism and Training Within the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

    Eve Bratman, Kate Brunette, Simon Nicholson, and Deirdre Shelly

    16–3 Reframing Higher Education Around Ecosphere Studies

    Craig Holdrege

    17–1 Global Sustainability Through Local Heutagogy

    Sabine O’Hara

    17–2 Experiential Learning Helps Change Behaviors

    Takako Takano

    17–3 Education for Ecosocial Change

    Rafael Díaz-Salazar

    18–1 The Barefoot Model, by Bunker Roy

    18–2 Community-based Education in Thailand

    Mark Ritchie

    18–3 Building a National Community Resilience Corps

    Asher Miller

    19–1 The Value of Broadening Access to Environmental Education

    21–1 TEMA: Training Farmers in the Field

    Ali De?er Özbak?r

    21–2 Adding Resilience to the Menu

    22–1 Updating Engineering Standards for the Anthropocene

    Michael Sanio

    24–1 Maya Social-Natural Medicine

    Monica Berger-González

    24–2 Discussion Questions for Future Bioethics Courses

     



  • Rural Electrification Program Planning in Laos
    This case study profiles implementation success factors and development impacts of energy sector and strategic investment planning for renewable energy in Nicaragua.
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    Energy Sector and Strategic Investment Planning for Renewable Energy in Nicaragua

    A case study from the LEDS Sustainable Energy and Development World Atlas

    This case study is part of the LEDS Sustainable Energy and Development World Atlas. The Atlas is designed to help individual governments, project developers, implementing agencies, funders, and other key stakeholders understand and communicate the full value of sustainable energy deployment. Case studies in the Atlas catalogue the social, environmental, and economic development impacts of representative low emissions and climate compatible energy projects.

    This document profiles implementation success factors and development impacts of energy sector and strategic investment planning for renewable energy in Laos.

    Philip Killeen | Author | Research Associate, Worldwatch Institute | LEDS Energy Working Group Manager

    Alexander Ochs | Series Editor | Climate and Energy Program Director, Worldwatch Institute | LEDS Energy Working Group Chair

    © LEDS Energy Working Group and Worldwatch Institute 2017

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  • Energy Sector and Strategic Investment Planning for Renewable Energy in Nicaragua
    This case study profiles implementation success factors and development impacts of energy sector and strategic investment planning for renewable energy in Nicaragua.
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    Energy Sector and Strategic Investment Planning for Renewable Energy in Nicaragua

    A case study from the LEDS Sustainable Energy and Development World Atlas

    This case study is part of the LEDS Sustainable Energy and Development World Atlas. The Atlas is designed to help individual governments, project developers, implementing agencies, funders, and other key stakeholders understand and communicate the full value of sustainable energy deployment. Case studies in the Atlas catalogue the social, environmental, and economic development impacts of representative low emissions and climate compatible energy projects.

    This document profiles implementation success factors and development impacts of energy sector and strategic investment planning for renewable energy in Nicaragua.

    Philip Killeen | Author | Research Associate, Worldwatch Institute | LEDS Energy Working Group Manager

    Alexander Ochs | Series Editor | Climate and Energy Program Director, Worldwatch Institute | LEDS Energy Working Group Chair

    © LEDS Energy Working Group and Worldwatch Institute 2017

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  • Low-Carbon Development Strategies for the Caribbean


  • Environment and Society
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    http://blogs.worldwatch.org/category/environment-society/


  • Food and Agriculture
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    http://blogs.worldwatch.org/category/food-agriculture/


  • Climate and Energy
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    http://blogs.worldwatch.org/category/climate-and-energy/


  • Regenerative Animal Farming

     

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    The Regenerative Animal Farming project reports the latest progress on farming practices that can revitalize both ecosystems and communities, with a special focus on animal agriculture. The project compares the environmental, economic, and social impacts of various industrial and regenerative animal farming practices; analyzes trends in the consumption of animal-based foods; and facilitates the exchange of knowledge among producers, consumers, and policymakers.


     

    About Regenerative Animal Farming

    Regenerative agriculture focuses on restoring healthy soils. 

    The industrial animal-based food system—from feed production and animal raising, to processing and consumption—is having adverse impacts on the climate as well as on ecosystems, public health, local economies, social justice, and animal well-being. Given the multi-faceted challenges created by the unsustainable production and unhealthy overconsumption of animal-based foods, the dominance of these foods in the global food system and in people’s diets needs to be reduced.

    Meanwhile, regenerative animal agriculture—farming practices that are designed to restore healthy soils and ecosystems—may hold the key to improving broken water and nutrient cycles, rebooting the carbon sequestration capacity of the soil, rebuilding biodiversity that enhances resilience, producing nutritious foods, generating income for families, and establishing a more harmonious relationship between humans, animals, and the environment. It also holds potential for reversing climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil.

    Studies comparing the environmental footprints of industrial and alternative animal farming operations often favor the highly concentrated and lower per-unit cost operations of industrial agriculture. However, these studies fail to acknowledge and adequately account for the larger-scale, cyclic benefits of alternative agricultural systems. The Regenerative Animal Farming project evaluates information gaps in alternative agriculture practices, assesses different approaches to animal agriculture, and aims to identify scalable practices for diverse local conditions.

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    Restoring Broken Cycles: An upcoming Worldwatch Report, to be released in 2017, assesses the current status of regenerative animal farming practices and research. With an emphasis on the most powerful players in the supply chain—the United States, China, and Latin America—the report describes the environmental, economic, and social impacts of conventional industrial animal farming practices and explores the role that regenerative practices can play in restoring these cycles and creating a healthier future for both animals and people.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



  • Can a City Be Sustainable?

     

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    Drawing on data and success stories from cities worldwide, and working with key cities-focused NGOs, the Can a City Be Sustainable? project works to produce and collect urban sustainability guidance and evidence that accelerates cities’ movement toward sustainable futures.

     

    Visit the Project Page

    Can a City Be Sustainable?

     

    Related Publications

    Can a City Be Sustainable?

    April 2016

    Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability

    April 2015

    Governing for Sustainability

    April 2014

    Is Sustainability Still Possible?

    April 2013 

    Can a City Be Sustainable?
     
    Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice.
     
    From Portland, Oregon, to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government.
     
    Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow.
     
     

    What We Heard

    “The stories of this book are inspiring. They illustrate that we are not powerless to affect the state of our world.”

    Garrett Fitzgerald | Urban Sustainability Directors Network

    “An inspiring collection of analyses, stories, examples, and policy options … A vision of a sustainable future that is within our grasp.”

    Eduardo da Costa Paes | Mayor, Rio de Janeiro

    Contents

    World’s Cities at a Glance | Gary Gardner
    Chapter 1. Imagining a Sustainable City | Gary Gardner
    Chapter 2. Cities in the Arc of Human History: A Materials Perspective |Gary Gardner
    Chapter 3. The City: A System of Systems | Gary Gardner
    Chapter 4. Toward a Vision of Sustainable Cities | Gary Gardner

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