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Education for Sustainability by Paul Clarke

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Exploration Two

Is education fit for purpose if thepurpose is sustainable living?

We're the first generation with tools to understand changes in the Earth's system caused by human activity, and the last with the opportunity to influence the course of many of the changes now rapidly under way.

Vitousek et al. 1997

What was outlined in the first Exploration was a narrative of both anticipated and actual change, as evidenced through change already present in the form of pressures upon the carrying capacity of the planet in essential areas that are vital for life, and change that is predicted – both pose a threat to human civilization. It is worth noting that we did not go about deliberately creating these disturbing ecological conditions. They ...

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