The Center for Ecoliteracy supports and advances education for sustainable living.
Best known for our work in school food reform and integrating sustainability into K–12 curricula, we have engaged with educators from across the United States and six continents.
We offer books, educational materials, film guides, and studies. We conduct seminars, offer presentations at conferences and other events, and provide strategic consulting services to schools and districts.
The Center for Ecoliteracy was cofounded in 1995 by Fritjof Capra, physicist and systems thinker; Peter Buckley, former CEO of Esprit International and environmental philanthropist; and Zenobia Barlow, who serves as executive director. It is located in the award-winning David Brower Center, a home for environmental and social action in Berkeley, California.
Among our major publications available for sale:
Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence (Jossey-Bass, 2012)
Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability (Watershed Media, 2009)
Big Ideas: Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment (Learning in the Real World, 2008)
Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (Sierra Club Books, 2005)
Available for download among our Publications:
Rethinking School Lunch Guide
Cooking with California Food in K–12 Schools
Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms