The Center for Ecoliteracy (CEL) has just produced two publications exploring how food and climate systems interact and how personal choices can make a difference. The first, “Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide,” is designed for educators, ideal for grades 6-12, and also for general audiences. The second publication, “Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective,” is a collection of essays with an emphasis on systems thinking.
Both publications are available as free iBooks for Mac and iPad users, and as web versions for all computers and tablets. For more information, please visit the CEL website: https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/understanding-food-and-climate-change-interactive-guide
Fritjof Capra, physicist, systems theorist, author and one of the founders of the Center for Ecoliteracy announced the new guides by saying that “the food and wellness movement and the movement to foster awareness and understanding of climate change are among the most powerful social movements in today’s global civil society. And yet, there is hardly any connection between the two, either conceptually or organizationally, even though a thorough understanding of the multiple links between agriculture and climate change seems critical for the survival and well-being of humanity. This interactive guide promotes such understanding in a lively, multicultural way. It will be an invaluable tool for food and climate educators and change advocates, and I highly recommend it.”
This publication is part of a suite of resources from the Center for Ecoliteracy that explore the connections between food systems and climate change. You can learn more about their resource here.