We can’t help but share the below updates from our partners, collaborators, and friends in environmental literacy:
Breakthrough Communities Book Launch and Community Mobilization National Tour
Check out praise for Carl Anthony’s new book, The Earth, The City and the Hidden Narrative of Race: Discovering New Foundations for the Great Work of Our Time, from two pretty impressive people.
“The destruction of the earth’s environment is the human rights challenge of our time. The most devastating effects are visited on the poor, those with no involvement in creating the problem. A deep injustice. Among its many treasures, this book offers solutions that lead with equity for the benefit of all.”
—Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, social activist Capetown, South Africa
Important Milestone for Environmental Literacy in California
From Ten Strands blog, written by Gerald A. Lieberman, PhD:
“On November 8, 2017 California’s State Board of Education (SBE) approved a new California Science Test Blueprint—the next step in the process of fully implementing the state’s new science standards, the Next Generation Science Standards. This phase is a normal part of the implementation process that involves: adoption of new standards; development of new curriculum frameworks; adoption of new instructional materials; development of new student assessments; and, of course, classroom implementation.
So what is remarkable? For the first time ever, the SBE decided to incorporate key elements of environmental literacy into the statewide student assessment system. As a result of this decision, California’s SBE-adopted Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs) will be integrated into the assessments of student progress at fifth and eighth grades, as well as high school.” Continue Reading.