Learning Home Economics

This post was first published here on the Econation website. In recent decades the practical study of Home Economics at school has slowly been sidelined. We live in a society which encourages people to do work for money so that they can pay others to do things that they could do themselves. This is one … Read more

Centre for Ecoliteracy

“We do not need to invent sustainable human communities. We can learn from societies that have lived sustainably for centuries. We can also model communities after nature’s ecosystems, which are sustainable communities of plants, animals, and microorganisms. “Since the outstanding characteristic of the biosphere is its inherent ability to sustain life, a sustainable human community … Read more

Nature Deficit Disorder

Most people spend about 95 percent of their time inside: in houses, cars, shops, cafes and offices. We are becoming an indoor species increasingly shut off from sky, land, waterways, plants and animals. Nature is becoming more and more abstract to us. We are disconnected from it and yet we are still very much part … Read more