Background

As sustainability educators and advocates, we are charged with the daunting task of helping our students tackle the big questions:  What kind of world do we live in?  How are we to live on the Planet?  What can we do to bring about a better future?

Sustainability education is a broad field full of diverse approaches.  This site attempts only to provide a broad overview to establish the need for even greater diversity in how and what we teach.  The ecological thoughtprint exists to fill this need — a need for deep, simplified, structured, and critical dialogue about our ways of thinking and our relationships within the natural world.

In this section, educators can review the alarming ecological realities which drive our work with young people, and can contrast the effectiveness of common responses offered by societies, governments and schools.  Given the generally narrow focus of responses, bold alternatives are introduced, including the Ecological Thoughtprint.

Realities

Changes

Risks

Responses

Alternatives

The Ecological Thoughtprint

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