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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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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LEARN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY

Climate education should be included in our curriculum today to change our attitudes and behaviors in order to respond to the global climate emergency. Environmental literacy would encourage people to become agents of change. Climate education will h...

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LET EARTH CATCH HER BREATH

Empowered with knowledge and equipped with empathy, education has the potential to shift minds and attitudes to let Earth catch her breath....

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THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE ARE INTERCONNECTED

One of the most important lessons I have learned from my ancestors is to always take into consideration the past, the present, and the future. I want to pass it on to future generations because I want to remind them that while we have to live in the...

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Global Student Forum

Leaders in the Global North need to make room for the Global south to create sustainable societies by doing so themselves. The responsibility of climate change is often shifted to China and India, even though Australia, Canada and USA - along with ma...

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HONESTY

The honesty of nature is not like of anything that could be taught to us at school. So when nature speaks, we shall listen and when nature cries we shall console. The stark beauty of nature's honesty gives us direction for what we should do next and...

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TRANSFORM BEYOND THE CONFINES OF WESTERN STANDARDS

We need to learn how to change and progress in modern ways without being confined to Western standards. In this way, we may let our Earth breathe again...

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EDUCATE WITH LOVE

Educate us with love, teach us to love. Love influences everything that surrounds us. Eliminate the capitalist protocol that has us tired and stressed, that has other species endangered and extinct....

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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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PAY ATTENTION

Every living being teaches us something, we just have to pay attention and interpret it properly....

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CONNECTION TO LAND

Our ancestors had the hands of green. Our lands have always been arable. Let us continue to cultivate and live sustainably in the years to come!...

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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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EVERYTHING IS ALIVE!

Everything is alive! Every rock and mountain and tree and animal....

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KEEP OCEANS CLEAN

We shall not throw garbage in the ocean or else the sea creatures will die...

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THE INNOCENCE OF HORNBILL

Flied semi-low, Hornbill exposed, Ambrosial comparable to drugs, In a lively space. Feeling dulcifies, Watching other birds fly, High expands, Let it be lost without winning. Proud of the rank, Endangered species; the hornbill nominated, Mankind’s...

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“Alam takambang jadi guru” (NATURE IS A TEACHER)

As the saying goes, "Alam takambang jadi guru" - nature is a teacher. There are many life lessons that nature teaches us, such as always being humble (the rice is getting fuller, the more it bends down), never give up (a river that continues to flow...

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RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF ALL LIVING AND NON-LIVING BEINGS

My ancestors have taught me that we are supposed to be custodians of all life on Earth. This means that we should not just plant trees and keep the environment clean where we can, but we should take the extra step to ensure that the rights of every s...

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EARTH IS A GIFT

The trees they teach me That to breathe It means you need To not just take but give That the Sun Is life’s sustenance And the Earth Is his gift to us The animals They speak to me In languages more sophisticated Than our own chattering They see sign...

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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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