1. Design environmental education programs that can be properly evaluated, for example, with before-after, treatment-control designs.
2. Teach where resources come from
3. Show what “tipping points” are
4. Teach a world view. (US ranks last in geographic and world history)
5. Teach how governments work. (This one is my personal favorite. When was the last time you went to your city’s city council meeting?)
6. Teach the unforeseen effects of conservation legislation.
7. Teach critical thinking skills.

From, The Failure of Environmental Education (and How We Can Fix It) published on PLoS

Chris Podeschi of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania says: “This is just one sample of children’s books, but it suggests there may be a move away from the natural world as the population is increasingly isolated from these settings. This could translate into less concern about the environment.”

Study says new children’s books lack reference to nature, animals -

This is clearly indicative of the trend in human beings disconnecting from their host and home.   I bet we find, via future studies, that the more we turn our backs on our home and idolize our material, built world, the greater our despair and depression.

(via stopkillingourworld)