Zenobia Barlow

Fellow, Ecological Literacy

Education

Zenobia Barlow is a nationally known pioneer in creating models of schooling for sustainability. Co-founder and executive director of the Center for Ecoliteracy (CEL), she has designed strategies for applying ecological and indigenous understanding in K-12 education, including "Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability," "Rethinking School Lunch," and the "Food Systems Project." She is a contributor to the Center for Ecoliteracy's new book, Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability (Fall 2009, Watershed Media/UC Press). She also co-edited Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (2005) and co-authored Ecoliteracy: Mapping the Terrain (2000). Prior to joining the CEL, Barlow was editor of an international publishing company, a university program director, and executive director of The Elmwood Institute, an ecological think tank. She travels widely as a documentary photographer.

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ZENOBIA BARLOW: Why I Became an Educator

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In short: Is there a better way to influence how people think?

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PCI Fellow Zenobia Barlow is a nationally known pioneer in creating models of schooling for sustainability. Co-founder and executive director of the Center for Ecoliteracy  (CEL), she has designed strategies for applying ecological and indigenous understanding in K-12 education, including "Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability," "Rethinking School Lunch," and the "Food Systems Project." She is a contributor to the Center for Ecoliteracy's new book, Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability (Fall 2009, Watershed Media/UC Press). She also co-edited Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (2005) and co-authored Ecoliteracy: Mapping the Terrain  (2000). Prior to joining the CEL, Barlow was editor of an international publishing company, a university program director, and executive director of The Elmwood Institute, an ecological think tank. She travels widely as a documentary photographer.

Latest Publications

The Softer Side of Sustainability

Zenobia Barlow    Mar 08, 2010   

One reason I like to host seminars at the Center for Ecoliteracy is that you never know who is going to show up. Last August, one of the 80 people who participated in our Short Course on Systems Thinking with Fritjof Capra, … >>

9 Global Experts Steer the Gulf Oil Spill Conversation into Fresh Waters

Zenobia Barlow    May 20, 2010   

In an effort to broaden the conversation about the horrific Gulf Coast oil spill, nine Fellows of the Post Carbon Institute offer their perspectives on largely underreported aspects and outcomes of the disaster.   ERIKA … >>

Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence

Zenobia Barlow

By Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, Zenobia Barlow Hopeful, eloquent, and bold, Ecoliterate offers inspiring stories, practical guidance, and an exciting new model of education that builds — in vitally important ways … >>

press coverage

Barlow presents award in Turlock City News

Zenobia Barlow  

Post Carbon Fellow and Executive Director of the Center for Ecoliteracy Zenobia Barlow was quoted in this article as she presented the Food for California Kids 2013 Innovation Award. From the article: “When schools … >>