ECOLITERACY

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ECOLITERACY.

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Table of Content. 01. 02. 03. ECOLITERACY. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

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WHAT IS ECOLITERACY?. Is the ability to understand the organization of natural systems and the processes that maintain the healthy functioning of living systems and sustain life of Earth..

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WAS ORIGINALLY PROMOTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAVID W. ORR (1992) AND THE PHYSICIST FRITJOF CAPRA (1995).

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—Fritjof Capra. “A sustainable human community is designed in such a manner that its ways of life, teachnologies and social institutions honor, support and cooperate with nature’s inherent ability to sustain life.”.

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Sustainable development is the idea that human societies must live and meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs..

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CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC GROWTH SOCIAL PROGRESS.

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WAYS TO DEVELOP ECOLITERACY IN SCHOOLS.

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DEVELOP EMPATHY FOR ALL FORMS OF LIFE EMBRACE SUSTAINABILITY AS A COMMUNITY PRACTICE MAKE THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE ANTICIPATE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES UNDERSTAND HOW NATURE SUSTAIN LIFE.

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WAYS TO DEVELOP ECOLITERACY IN SCHOOLS. DEVELOP EMPATHY FOR ALL FORMS OF LIFE At a basic level, all organisms—including humans—need food, water, space, and conditions that support dynamic equilibrium to survive..

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EMBRACE SUSTAINABILITY AS A COMMUNITY PRACTICE Organisms do not survive in isolation. Instead, the web of relationships within any living community determines its collective ability to survive and thrive..

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MAKE THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE Historically—and for some cultures still in existence today—the path between
a decision and its consequences was short and visible. If a homesteading family cleared their land of trees, for example, they might soon experience flooding, soil erosion, a lack of shade, and a huge decrease in biodiversity..

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ANTICIPATE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES Many of the environmental crises that we face today are the unintended consequences of human behavior. For example, we have experienced many unintended but grave consequences of developing the technological ability to access, produce, and use fossil fuels. These new technological capacities have been largely viewed as progress for our society. Only recently has the public become aware of the downsides of our dependency on fossil fuels, such as pollution, suburban sprawl, international conflicts, and climate change..

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UNDERSTAND HOW NATURE SUSTAIN LIFE Ecoliterate people recognize that nature has sustained life for eons; as a result, they have turned to nature as their teacher and learned several crucial tenets..

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WHY PLANTING TREES ARE IMPORTANT TO IMPLEMENT IN SCHOOLS?.

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