Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute's top objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing. Recent editions of Worldwatch's landmark publication, State of the World, include Can a City Be Sustainable? (2016); Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability (2015); and Governing for Sustainability (2013).
"The authors in this volume are among the leaders at the forefront of environmental education. The stories, research, and insight that follow will inspire by the examples, models, and sheer dedication and perseverance."--David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Counselor to the President, Oberlin College "In our shared time on Earth, we must create a new Earth Education. We must help future generations learn the skills necessary to survive the rapid changes ahead--including moral leadership and conflict resolution--and engender a deep connection with other species, as well as our own. This book, and the Earth Education it defines and illuminates, points us toward that new path."--Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods," "The Nature Principle," and "Vitamin N" "Perilous times call for smart, hopeful, and vital education, grounded in deep understanding of how the world works and our place in it. EarthEd is a reason to take heart, reminding us that we can learn from educators around the world who are drawing from traditional wisdom, new discoveries about learning, and innovative strategies to prepare and inspire students to become effective actors in our changing world."--Zenobia Barlow, Cofounder and Executive Director of the Center for Ecoliteracy