TURN IT
AROUND!

How to

TURN IT AROUND! is a toolkit to help us radically reimagine education in response to the climate and ecological emergency.  There is no one right way to use them, but here are some ideas that may get you started in turning this emergency around.

 

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EARTH IS ALL WE HAVE

Earth is all we have and we must learn how to take care of her. Including climate education in today’s educational curriculum will bring the urgency of climate action, discouraging activities that lead to global heating and encouraging our collecti...

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NATURE AND EDUCATION ARE CONNECTED

Nature and education should be intricately connected. Education is about living a good life, and it is nature that provides us with the bare necessities for our life. Hence, an education drifting away from nature seems to be of little value and r...

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WE TOO DISAPPEAR

We need to learn that no matter how intelligent humans are, if planet Earth and its resources disappear, we too disappear....

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DO WHAT YOU CAN

One day a wildfire engulfed a forest, the animals ran and stood by the river watching in fear and helplessness. A small hummingbird flew to the river and scooped up a beak full of water and poured it onto the fire. The animals discouraged him, an...

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PLANTS LIVE AND LET US LIVE

Plants live and let us live. We must live so that we can benefit each other....

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WE DEPEND ON YOUR DECISIONS

Remember that the existence of the future generations depends on the decisions of today. Do not choose your political livelihood over the millions of lives that are affected by environmental degradation every day....

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CONSEQUENCE OF OUR CURRENT ACTS

Let’s see the future as a consequence of our current acts, let’s show the youngest examples of good acts that have been done before and how they have contributed to the improvement of today. Every little seed that is planted today, tomorrow w...

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DANCING IN YELLOW

Dancing in yellow tastes sweeter than passionfruit, a place where the mountains, the beetles, the trees can hold me. They give me so much — I want to give back, to make them feel held. To support them in their growth, to watch the sun continue...

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STUDENTS ORGANIZING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

What do students think about sustainability and education?  We asked just under 7000 students from around the world. Here are a few of the results from our survey Students, Sustainability and Education 2020: 92% agreed that sustainable development s...

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TIME TO INCLUDE THE YOUTH

Stop protecting and sheltering youth from the climate crisis reality. It is not doom and gloom, but hopeful participation, determination, and imagination that drive the involvement of youth in climate action. It is time to include youth in the de...

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CONNECTION WITH THE LAND

I see in this generation a great openness to change and a great capacity to find a connection with the land and all others....

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WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED

We have everything we need in this moment to solve our problems....

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TEACHING IS THE ACT OF LOVE

Teaching is an act of love and care. Awareness is the initial step towards change. The Earth is sending us warnings and we need to hear its voice and learn....

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FIND CONNECTION IN DREAMS

My relationship with indigenous ancestry is through connection in dreams. Through dreams I feel the energy of Mother Earth. When I observe nature, it brings me signs of rhythm, gives me firmness with the pecking of the woodpecker, transmits to me lon...

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CHANGE CULTURAL CUSTOMS

The environment can only be protected if we generate a change in our cultural customs, and at the same time, this change can be achieved if we begin to educate from the youngest generations. Because ultimately we educate the little ones and they...

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NDN Collective

What if the best times are ahead of us? What if the only “back” we’re going towards is back into our bodies, into our ancestral ways, into our spirits, into the Earth? What if we could imagine again? Dream again? Climate asks us how we want to...

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EMPATHY

Humans often think in an anthropocentric way considering only what is best for an individual human, in a given moment. We build over environments and corral animals to suit our needs. This has led us to the brink of planetary disaster. The future...

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CLIMATE CRISIS FUELS GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Remember the women who are victims of gender-based violence due to climate crisis when you make decisions about their future. Remember the women who are being sold off into marriage because of a shortage of food in their house or during extreme droug...

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Resilience

Resilience. Nature shows us the ability to recover after being damaged or destroyed. We always see how it strives to survive: the small plants and flowers that emerge after devastating floods, the forests that regrow after fires, the trees that lift...

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