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Sunday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Revisioning Education with Eco-Literacy and Social Justice in Mind
Legendary educator David Orr says that all education is environmental education by what it includes or excludes. If we’re to surmount the daunting challenges facing us and build a thriving “green,” fairer and more compassionate civilization, transforming how we educate our youth may well be the single most important task facing us. Luckily, there are at all levels of the educational system a growing number of heartening, inspiring initiatives working to incorporate ecological literacy, sustainability, justice and equity in both curricula and in the governance of pedagogic institutions. Hosted by Karen Cowe, CEO of Ten Strands, which works to teach environmental literacy to all California K12 students. With: Cynthia Selin, Associate Professor at ASU’s School of Sustainability; Shakti Butler, founder and President of World Trust.
Location: Manzanita Room

Workshop Speakers
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Shakti Butler

Shakti Butler, Ph.D., an educator, filmmaker, lecturer, facilitator and trainer is the founder and President of World Trust Educational Services, Inc., an educational non-profit that produces films, curricula, workshops and programs intended to be catalysts for institutional, structural... Read More →
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Karen Cowe

Karen Cowe, MBA, the CEO of Ten Strands, a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to bringing environmental literacy to all of California’s 6.2 million K–12 students, is also Project Director of its Environmental Literacy Steering Committee. An education-industry executive with... Read More →
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Cynthia Selin

Cynthia Selin, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, and an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford, is an interdisciplinary social scientist and scenario practitioner... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Manzanita Room