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This Planet nEEds Lovers of Every Kind

The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people.

it does
desperately need more
and lovers of every kind.

It needs people who
live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.

text : David W. Orr., Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics.. He is one of the editors of the book: Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (2005)

from goodreaders preview: Our efforts to build a sustainable world cannot succeed unless future generations learn how to partner with natural systems to our mutual benefit. In other words, children must become “ecologically literate.” The concept of ecological literacy advanced by this book’s creators, the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, goes beyond the discipline of environmental education. It aims, says David Orr in his foreword, “toward a deeper transformation of the substance, process, and scope of education at all levels”—familial, geographic, ecological, and political.

image : paintings by Jessica Serran
image1: Expose Yourself, 2006
image2: You-Who, 2009
image3: Alternating Currents, 2009

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