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Center for Ecoliteracy Essays

Through its newsletter and website, the Center for Ecoliteracy offers concise essays presenting the perspectives of leading thinkers, educators, and policy makers. Contributors probe the connections including links between school food and combating childhood obesity, environmental issues and public policy, the interdependence of human and ecological communities, and education for sustainability.

Many of these essays have been written specifically for the Center. New essays are added regularly.

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Dispatch from San Francisco: Ecoliteracy for All
Alice Lee Tebo

San Francisco USD uses Center for Ecoliteracy principles as a guiding framework in its sustainability initiative.

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Hope Is What We Become in Action:  A Conversation between Fritjof Capra and Fran
Frances Moore Lappé
Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra and Frances Moore Lappé explore an invigorating approach to environmental problems.

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California Food for California Kids Awards

The Center recognizes innovative leaders and school districts in the movement to incorporate fresh, seasonal food in school meals.

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Creating Communities of Caring

In a thriving school community, students feel cared for and learn to care for others.

Michael K. Stone
Dispatch from Hawai'i: Supporting the Growing School Garden Movement

School gardens are flourishing on the islands of Hawai'i, with help from the Center for Ecoliteracy.

Alice Lee Tebo
Dispatch from Minneapolis: Rethinking School Lunch

You know you're onto something when temperamental teens are promoting the school lunch.

Alice Lee Tebo
Dispatch from New Mexico: Rethinking School Lunch

The Center for Ecoliteracy inspires a school food reform initiative in New Mexico.

Alice Lee Tebo
Dispatch from San Francisco: Ecoliteracy for All

San Francisco USD uses Center for Ecoliteracy principles as a guiding framework in its sustainability initiative.

Alice Lee Tebo
Earth's Limits: Why Growth Won't Return - Food

Multiple limiting factors make continuing expansion of the world's food supply, and therefore economic growth, problematic.

Richard Heinberg
Ecoliterate Leaders

How ecoliterate educators and community leaders are creatively tackling food, water, and energy issues.

Ecological Intelligence

Ecological intelligence allows us to comprehend systems in all their complexity, as well as the interplay between the natural and man-made worlds.

Daniel Goleman
Ecological Principles

Creating communities that are compatible with nature's processes for sustaining life requires basic ecological knowledge.

Michael K. Stone
Ecology and Community

Fritjof Capra explains how nature sustains life by nurturing community.

Fritjof Capra
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