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Education for Sustainability by Paul Clarke

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Exploration Five

Can we create schools of sustainability?1

When I make a work I often take it right to the edge of collapse, and that is a very beautiful place to be.

Andy Goldsworthy

It is not necessary to develop the community through new buildings or changed priorities imposed through government reforms. What is needed is a new attitude within the various communities that make up any place. This attitude might best be described as an oxymoron: communal self-reliance. As I have argued, however, this is not to maintain business as usual, it is to ensure a sustainable methodology lies at the heart of this self-reliant community ethic. Where practised, and connected into specific places, communal self-reliance enables people to work together ...

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