Handbook of Sustainability Literacy Skills for a Changing World

ISBN-10: 1900322609
ISBN-13: 9781900322607
Edition: 2009 (Handbook (Instructor's))
Authors: Arran Stibbe
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Description: Among the skills, attributes and values described in this volume are values reflection, coping with complexity, permaculture design, transition skills, advertising awareness, effortless action and ecological intelligence.

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: UIT Cambridge
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Among the skills, attributes and values described in this volume are values reflection, coping with complexity, permaculture design, transition skills, advertising awareness, effortless action and ecological intelligence.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Skills for a Changing World
Ecocriticism: the ability to investigate cultural artefacts from an ecological perspective
Optimisation: the art of personal sufficiency
Grounded Economic Awareness: economic awareness based on ecological and ethical values
Advertising Awareness: the ability to expose advertising discourses that undermine sustainability, and resist them
Transition Skills: skills for transition to a post-fossil-fuel age
Commons Thinking: the ability to envisage and enable a viable future through connected action
Effortless Action: the ability to fulfil human needs effortlessly through working with nature
Permaculture Design: designing our lives with nature as the model
Community Gardening: skills for building community and working within environmental limits
Ecological Intelligence: viewing the world relationally
Systems Thinking: the ability to recognise and analyse the interconnections within and between systems
Gaia Awareness: awareness of the animate qualities of the Earth
Futures Thinking: the ability to envision scenarios of a more desirable future
Values Reflection and the Earth Charter: the ability to critique the values of an unsustainable society and consider alternatives
Social Conscience: the ability to reflect on deeply-held opinions about social justice and sustainability
New Media Literacy: communication skills for sustainability
Cultural Literacy: understanding and respect for the cultural aspects of sustainability
Carbon Capability: understanding climate change and reducing emissions
Greening Business: the ability to drive environmental and sustainability improvements in the workplace
Materials Awareness: the ability to expose the hidden impact of materials on sustainability
Appropriate Technology and Appropriate Design: the ability to design systems, technologies and equipment in an appropriate way
Technology Appraisal: the ability to evaluate technological innovations
Complexity, Systems Thinking and Practice: skills and techniques for managing complex systems
Coping with Complexity: the ability to manage complex sustainability problems
Emotional Well-being: the ability to research and reflect on the roots of emotional well-being
Finding Meaning without Consuming: the ability to experience meaning, purpose and satisfaction through non-material wealth
Being-in-the-World: the ability to think about the self in interconnection and interdependence with the surrounding world
Beauty as a Way of Knowing: the redemption of knowing through the experience of beauty
Educational Transformation for Sustainability Literacy
Citizen Engagement
Re-educating the Person
Institutional Transformation
A Learning Society

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