The Center For Ecoliteracy is a nonprofit organization that advances ecological education in K–12 schools. Founded in 1995, the Center creates and publishes books and guides, facilitates professional development and conferences, and provides strategic consulting to schools and businesses. Our work is based on systems thinking, leadership dynamics, and how young people learn. We engage with schools, educators, and community at local, regional, statewide, and national levels of scale.
The Center’s books include Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence (Jossey-Bass, 2012); Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability (Watershed Media, 2009); and Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (Sierra Club Books, 2005). Well known as a leader in K-12 school food reform and school gardens, our food system resources include Rethinking School Lunch, a planning guide; Big Ideas: Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment, a nutrition education conceptual framework aligned with national standards; the California Thursdays toolkit of resources for freshly prepared school meals; and classroom discussion guides for documentaries, including Academy award-nominee Food, Inc. and the series nourish: food + community.
The Center for Ecoliteracy was cofounded by Fritjof Capra, noted author and systems thinker; Peter Buckley, philanthropist and former CEO of Esprit; and Zenobia Barlow, who serves as executive director. It is located in the award-winning David Brower Center, a home for environmental and social action in Berkeley, California.
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