Developing ecological literacy

Designing eco-literacy curriculum
Inculcating environmental understanding
Ecological literacy consists of three components: systems thinking, knowledge of the principles of ecology, and the understanding and practice of ecological values. It is a process designed to help students and teachers alike to understand the connectedness of things and to live and act in ways which reflect this understanding.
Environmental education takes tangible scientific principles, as diverse as physics, chemistry, biology and math, and constructs a road map to this planet's sustainability. But it also gives insight into the massive abuse of natural resources and the industries that leave a legacy of pillage on national forest land. It exposes the current extinction rate and asks students to utilise their education as knowledgeable citizens. And that rattles the despoilers of nature to the bone.
Elmwood Institute
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal