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Education for Sustainability by Paul Clarke

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Exploration One

Rethinking our relationship with the environment

I think that there are good reasons for suggesting that the modern age has ended. Today, many things indicate that we are going through a transitional period when it seems that something else is painfully being born. It is as if something were crumbling, decaying, and exhausting itself – while something else, still indistinct, were rising from the rubble.

Vaclev Havel, President Czech republic, speech inPhiladelphia, June 1994

The accumulation of human activity over the past 200 or so years has begun to mount up in an unsustainable manner and we are starting to realize that we need to do something about it. Our collective ways of living are starting to cause us real problems. The ...

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