schooling for resilience

Education is about imparting skills for understanding the past and for navigating the future. As the crises of climate change and peak fossil fuels have become increasingly apparent just the last decade, the future suddenly looks a lot different than what we've been expecting. Many institutions are already exploring new directions. They're adding "ecoliteracy", resilience thinking, and green jobs training to curricula. They're building school cafeteria gardens and partnering with local farms to give students hands-on experience with cultivating food.

But these are only the first responses to a very big question: How do we best prepare our children and ourselves for a climate-changing world without cheap oil?


Majora Carter - Growing Green

length: 1:11:36   credit: Boston MOS

Post Carbon Fellow Majora Carter delivers an inspiring lecture at Boston Museum of Science on her work in pioneering solutions to concentrated environmental problems  grounded in a progressive economic development approach.

more videos

associated fellows

  • David Orr

    Fellow, Climate, Education & Communities
  • Zenobia Barlow

    Fellow, Ecological Literacy
    Northern California

latest related publications

What Van Gogh can teach us about education and learning

Rob Hopkins    Sep 03, 2013   

While many people's summer reading might have consisted of the new Dan Brown book or perhaps the JK Rowling book that wasn't by her and then was, mine focused on Vincent Van Gogh.  As we … >>

more posts

Creating a World Worth Inheriting

Chris Martenson    Aug 14, 2012   

With a new site and a number of new irons in the fire, Adam and I thought it a good time to revisit and renew the mission behind this movement. Simply put, our mission is to create a world worth … >>

more articles

EDUCATION: Community Colleges: A Vital Resource for Education in the Post-Carbon Era

Nancy Lee Wood

EXCERPT: The key question is, "Where in our current educational system is it possible to develop an institutionalize the kinds of education needed to prepare people for work in the … >>

more reports

more books