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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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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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New Lessons from Leonardo
Fritjof Capra

To reconnect us with the living Earth today, we need exactly the kind of synthesis Leonardo outlined 500 years ago.

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Civic Engagement

Students become motivated when their work has meaning to the wider community.

Michael K. Stone
Collaborative Decision-Making

Collaborative decision-making teaches skills needed for living in communities.

Michael K. Stone
Connecting Health with Educational Goals

If one of our primary goals as educators is to help students prepare for healthy and productive lives, then nutrition and health education are central to that goal

Marilyn Briggs
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.

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