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Education for Sustainability by Paul Clarke

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Exploration Seven

Our great work: education for sustainability

You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future. It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future.

Thomas Sankara (1985:141-4)

Thomas Berry wrote some magnificent books. In one of them, The Great Work, he observed the following: there are occasions in human history when we look back with the luxury of time and we recognize that the choices people were making at a given moment were setting the future course of history. While ...

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