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Ecological Education Links

Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Plymouth The CSF aims to put Sustainability at the centre of the thinking and doing of the University and also the wider national and international community. University of Plymouth staff can apply for a scholarship to attend courses at Schumacher College through CSF. Additionally, the Roots of Learning courses at Schumacher College are run in association with CSF.

Center for Ecoliteracy The Center for Ecoliteracy was founded in 1995 by Fritjof Capra, Peter Buckley, and Zenobia Barlow to foster the experience and understanding of the natural world. The Center is a public non-profit foundation that supports a network of Northern California grantees, many of which are schools and educational organizations engaged in habitat restoration and agriculturally-related programs, such as school gardens and food systems.

Commonwork works for sustainability through education and enterprise, and the exchange of ideas and experience. Their range of products, services and educational opportunities are developed to make effective use of available resources of people, place and natural materials on our three sites: Bore Place, central Maidstone and east London

Otley College, Ipswich, UK A forum for people to come together, explore, contribute, and learn new ways of living in and with the land, environment and community in a sustainable and creative manner.

Centre for Alternative Technology CAT is an educational centre based in North Wales concerned with the search for globally sustainable, whole and ecologically sound technologies and ways of life.

Centre for Human Ecology CHE is an international institute for transformative education which addresses the interconnected issues of ecological sustainability and social justice. They run an MSc programme in Human Ecology, lectures and public events. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland

Findhorn Foundation, Scotland An international centre of adult education and personal and spiritual transformation, offering people many ways to visit, live and work, located in northern Scotland.

Naropa Institute Naropa University is a private, non-profit, fully accredited liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in transpersonal psychology, contemplative psychology, Buddhist studies, writing, environmental studies, gerontology, somatic psychology, early childhood education, and more.

Whidbey Institute The Institute encourages personal and professional renewal that inspires and informs committed citizen-leaders as we face the ecological, spiritual, and social challenges in the new century that lies ahead.

Bija Vidyapeeth which means Seed College, is based in the foothills of the Himalayas and offers various courses in Ecological Education for Earth Democracy. This newly founded Institute provides conference and seminar as well as residential facilities in an ambience that reinvigorates our vital link with nature, promotes contemplation and enquiry and dynamic action.

Alternatives A non-profit making organisation based at St. James’s Church, London, largely run by volunteers. Alternatives has been running talks, on Monday evenings, in St. James’s church since 1989. Many of the best known speakers in the area of holistic education have spoken there. Their purpose statement is ‘Alternatives seeks to inspire new visions for living through holistic education and connection to the sacred’.

New Dimensions A non-profit educational organization and an independent producer of broadcast dialogues and other quality programming. Our programming presents a diversity of views from many traditions and cultures, and strives to provide listeners with practical knowledge and perennial wisdom.

Second Nature A Boston-based national organisation dedicated to accelerating a process of transformation in higher education, by guiding and nurturing these institutions in their quest to make sustainability an integral part of the institution.

Green Teacher A magazine by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education across the curriculum at all grade levels. With fifty pages of ideas and activities, four times a year, full of resources.

Alternative Education Resource Organisation AERO helps people who want to change education to a more empowering and holistic form. It helps individuals and groups of people who want to start new community schools, public and private, or change existing schools, and offers information on home-schooling and finding private or public alternative schools (mainly US-based).

Self-Expressing Earth (SEE) ONLINE A distance learning programme rooted in Deep Ecology for students aged 7 – 12. Our goal is ecological literacy; our process is to nurture and celebrate childrens’ positive connections to Earth through expressive art-making.

European Sustainable Energy Education Forum (ESEEF) Information, ideas and creating contacts between organisations, teachers, and students working with energy education.

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society (OCEES) A multi-disciplinary research institute at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, dedicated to exploring the interrelationship between the social and the ethical aspects of environmental issues.

Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy The ISTP was established in 1988 to help create a better understanding of the roles and effects of science and technology for the benefit of all sectors of society. The ISTP has grown to become Australia’s leading research institute integrating policy for simultaneously creating a better economy, an improved environment and a more just, participative society.

Footprint Education Practical and educational courses and resources to promote the ideas of the Deep Ecology Movement

The Omega Institute Since 1977, through our workshops and retreats, Omega has been a pioneer in exploring, teaching, and embracing new ideas. We have also had another mission: to create a peaceful oasis in a hurried world. To this end, we have made our campus a healing center, a place where you can relax, rejuvenate, and feel at home in the midst of nature’s bounty and a community of warm, caring people.

Hollyhock is Canada’s leading educational retreat centre. It is an intentional centre for cultivation of human consciousness, well-being, and social impact. Our business is based on finding ways to enliven, deepen, and inspire a better dimension of human existence. Our work is to preserve and evolve a lasting form of non-commercial knowledge.

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) is a non-profit educational center and biodiversity focused farm founded in 1994 by a group of biologists, artists, activists, educators, and horticulturists

The John E Mack Institute recognizes that individual and social transformation are parallel processes, that social change cannot occur without individual transformation. We encourage transformation because we believe that humankind’s potential for good outweighs our potential for destruction. We are committed to fostering the positive side of that equation.

Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre is a regional training center based in Worcestershire in the UK, for Countryside Professionals and other environmental educators. For details of the training programme contact Jon Cree or Liz Branford on 01299 250513.

The Sensory Trust is all about the connection between people and the natural world, and making sure that the opportunities to enjoy landscape and wildlife are open to everyone, regardless of age or disability.

The Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) is a Colorado non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing understanding of global scale environmental change and the role of human beings in that change. AGCI also helps to educate decisionmakers, students, and the public about the science of global change and its ramifications.

Learning Through Landscapes Since 1990, Learning through Landscapes (ltl) has helped schools across the UK to bring lasting improvements to the environmental quality and educational use of their grounds.

Forest School Camps FSC is not a commercial holiday company, it is an educational charity, a voluntary organisation. All our officers and staff are unpaid volunteers. Forest School, which ran in the 1930s, drew its philosophy from progressive educators, from the Woodcraft movements and the Native Americans, from Quakers and others. Our education is about discovering for oneself how to do something, rather than being told in the abstract. Children and staff find themselves in situations that encourage this; the outdoors demands and encourages learning.

The Magdalen Project 130 acres of rivers, woodlands, fields and farmland, situated in stunning countryside on the Somerset/Dorset border, the Magdalen Project is both a resource for learning and a place to experience. Set in a conservation area, the vision for Magdalen is to create a vibrant , inspirational environment to be enjoyed by as many people as possible. Ecological and sustainable practices of land management lie at the core of the project and the land is farmed organically. Carefully restored and converted farm buildings are home to a conference and residential centre, dining, teaching and seminar rooms.