The Center for Ecoliteracy was cosponsor for the fourth
annual Sustainability Education Summer Institute, July 23–25 on beautiful
Bainbridge Island in Washington. The conference, located at IslandWood, a
sustainably built outdoor education center, offered an inspiring array of
workshops and presentations for K–12 educators wanting to cultivate their knowledge of sustainability education and apply it to their schools and programs.
CEL's Lisa Bennett and Carolie Sly offered presentations, including the opening keynote address, based on the Center's forthcoming book Ecoliterate:
Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence, written by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow, with professional development sections by Carolie Sly (Jossey-Bass, 2012).
Carolie Sly, Ph.D., education program director of the Center for Ecoliteracy (www.ecoliteracy.org), has coauthored several books and articles, including the award-winning California State Environmental Education Guide and the Center for Ecoliteracy's Big Ideas: Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment. She also coauthored the Center’s discussion guide for the award-winning documentary, Food, Inc.
Lisa Bennett is former communications director of the Center for Ecoliteracy (www.ecoliteracy.org) and coauthor of Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence (Jossey-Bass, August 2012). She has contributed to The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness (W. W. Norton, 2010) andSmart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability (Watershed Media, 2009) and written for numerous publications. She was a fellow at Harvard University's Center on Press, Politics, and Public Policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government.