California is teaching children sustainable daily practices. The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to cultivating education for sustainable living. Students need to understand how nature works and how to live accordingly and there is no better way than experience this for real. Ecoliteracy encourages schools to teach and model sustainable practices.
The Center was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit dedicated to education for sustainable living by Fritjof Capra, author and systems thinker; Peter Buckley, business leader, farmer, and philanthropist; and executive director Zenobia Barlow, a pioneer in creating models of schooling for sustainability.
The Center links facts and data to the children. This education will change the actual system in a long run. Ecoliteracy works at multiple levels of scale, with local, regional, state, and national programs.
One initiative, California Food for California Kids® supports systems change by improving children’s health, education, and the state’s economy while teaching students where food comes from and how it reaches the table.