What a wonderful time of year to express gratitude for our natural world and how it nourishes us. Discover through this free visual guide how an enriched school or family environment can enhance student understanding of personal well-being and the natural world.
The guide is available for download in pdf format, and while it is designed for kids in a learning environment, there is something in there for everyone to learn from.
It’s graciously offered by the Center for Ecoliteracy which is dedicated to education for sustainable living. Their work is based on these four guiding principles:
- Nature is our teacher
- Sustainable living is rooted in a deep knowledge of place
- Sustainability is a community practice
- The real world is the optimal learning environment
Visual Guide Images Courtesy of the Center for Ecoliteracy.
4 thoughts on “Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment: A Visual Guide”
The Center for Ecoliteracy is doing amazing work. The key to our changing the mindset of our society is by ensuring our children are educated on such matters at an early age.
GP ~ You are absolutely correct that educating kids (and their parents!) on such matters is key to changing the mindset of our society and clear the mental and actual junk food that pervades it. CEL goes above and beyond the K-12 curriculum and encourages school gardens, and student and family participation in sharing the abundance of nature and how it nourishes us.
The founder of CEL – http://www.fritjofcapra.net
is a truly inspirational author and speaker too.
Yes, yes!! He is a great speaker and I also love his books, some of my favorites include:
-The Web of Life
-Steering Business Toward Sustainability
-The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living
-Tao of Physics
and of course the amazing film Mindwalk.
Capra is one of the greatest and most important thinkers of this century!