Educating the Next Generation

This session focuses on two exciting initiatives that will be in the forefront of properly educating the planet’s next generation of inhabitants. The Healing Earth Project is a free, online environmental science textbook for upper level secondary school students, beginning college students, and adult learners. Unlike any other environmental textbooks, Healing Earth presents an integrated, global, and living approach to the ecological challenges we face. The project’s authors incorporate scientific knowledge with ethical analysis, spiritual reflection, and a call for action. The session also features the Green Hope Foundation, which provides a networking platform for children and youth to carry forth the Rio legacy through the establishment of environmental workshops and ground-level projects. Green Hope now has more than 1,000 members working in 10 countries.