What Is Education For?…

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more 'successful' people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.” - David Orr, 'What is Education For?' (1994) This sentiment speaks to...

Why This Is About So Much More Than Environmentalism

Our relationship with nature is a powerful thing. We are all born formed from the earth. We depend on it throughout our lives - to grow and regrow; to inhale and exhale; and to find shelter, solace and to sustain ourselves. When we finally leave, our bodies return to it. But current educational paradigms do little to nurture or strengthen this fundamental connection. The profound ecological cost of that severance is plain to see - acidifying oceans, biodiversity loss, climate breakdown. Less obvious...