The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)
Writing for general readers and educators alike, the authors boldly argue that education today has failed to reach its potential in fighting climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. They assess the current political climate, including the No Child Left Behind Act, a disaster for environmental education.
They also discuss how education can stimulate action, including decreasing consumption and demand, developing sustainable food and energy sources, and addressing poverty. Their multidisciplinary perspective encompasses such approaches as school gardens, using school buildings as teaching tools, and the greening of schoolyards, demonstrating how our education system can create new levels of awareness and work toward a sustainable future.