Ecological literacy


Ecological literacy

Ecological literacy (also referred to as "ecoliteracy" [http://www.hent.org/ecoliteracy.htm] ) is the ability to understand the natural systems that make life on earth possible. The term was coined by American educator David W. Orr in the 1990s [David W. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World, S.U.N.Y. Press (1992)] . An ecologically literate society would be a sustainable society which did not destroy the natural environment on which they depend.

References

*1cite book| last = Orr| first = David|title = Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World| publisher = S.U.N.Y. Press, NY| date = 1992
* [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/10/30/RVGSOFBSG01.DTL&type=printable "Teaching kids to take care of the Earth,"] SFGate.com review of "Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World," Edited by Michael K. Stone and Zenobia Barlow.
* BASIC ECOLOGICAL LITERACY: A FIRST CUT, by Kenneth M. Klemow, Dept. of Biology, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre PA 18766 (Published in the Ecological Society of America Education Section Newsletter. June 1991. 2 (1): 4-5.)http://klemow.wilkes.edu/basic-lit.html

External links

* [http://www.ecoliteracy.org/ Center for Ecoliteracy Welcome]


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