linguistic theory 'literacy' encompasses not just reading and
writing, but the knowledge, skills and values needed to interpret
and express meaning and to be able to participate fully within
a given community or culture. Eco/Sustainable Literacy explores
those aspects linked to the interconnectedness and sustainability
of the natural world and the ways in which such wisdom can be
both fully comprehended and effectively communicated.
Centre for Ecoliteracy - Founded by
Fritjof Capra, The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to education
for sustainable living.
Handbook of Sustainable Literacy -
Leading sustainability educators are joined by permaculturists,
literary critics, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers,
mathematicians and philosophers in a deep reflection on the
skills people need to survive and thrive in the challenging
conditions of the 21st century.
do not need to invent sustainable human communities. We can
learn from societies that have lived sustainably for centuries.
We can also model communities after nature's own ecosystems,
which are sustainable communities of plants, animals,
and microorganisms. Since the outstanding characteristic of
the biosphere is its inherent ability to sustain life, a sustainable
human community must be designed in such a manner that its technologies
and social institutions honor, support, and cooperate with nature's
inherent ability to sustain life.'