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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THE WORTH OF INTELLIGENCE

Intelligence is not worth anything when you do not use it....

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THE PULSE OF LIFE IN YOUR BEING AND BODY

From Nature you can learn to feel the pulse of life in your being, in your body. You can remember and learn how to come into the sacred dance of creation that is happening all around you, you can learn to play your own instrument in the great...

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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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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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SIX TO TEN YEARS TO TAKE ACTION

We have six to ten years to take action before it is too late to reverse any of the damage our planet has suffered....

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We are guests on this planet

We are guests on this planet. We come, live for several decades, and then leave. We are supposed to leave the things the way they are for our next generation. We can enjoy and revel in this beauty but we are not supposed to change and destroy it....

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NATURE COMMUNICATES WITH US

The real threat to human existence is humans. Humans have a tendency to take more from nature than they offer and to take nature for granted. It is mankind’s deficiency in empathy and the inability to listen to and feel the world around us that sha...

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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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Doughnut Economics Action Lab

Doughnut Economics recognises that human behaviour can be nurtured to be cooperative and caring, just as it can be competitive and individualistic. It also recognises that economies, societies, and the rest of the living world, are complex, interdepe...

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EDUCATION FOR SURVIVAL

We really need to learn about climate because we need to know what dangers will come. We can't underestimate the climate. For example, when there is very heavy rain that doesn't stop for days, it can signal floods or landslides....

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Facing an uncertain future, I find hope and resilience in my family. My mom and I talk about everything and when we talk I feel inspired and she warns me and teaches me a lot because she has been through a lot and she doesn’t want me to make th...

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TRANSFORM UNSUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS

We are living through a social and environmental crisis, which is rooted in systemic inequities. Young people are confronted with this every day. We can’t achieve the change necessary for our survival by using the same systems that got us here in t...

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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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DEVELOP ECOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS

The future is in our hands. Climate change isn't new, and treating it like taboo amongst the youth gives no sense of global citizenship. As a human on earth, we are obligated to give back to the land that's raised us. How can we prioritize solving cl...

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BUILD RESILIENCE

Southeast Asia has a lot of archipelagic areas that will sink in the future. From this point, don't just think about the big cities and harbours but also lands and places for native people. Many people will be displaced from home without knowing what...

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DRAWING DOODLES

I find hope and resilience in drawing doodles, digital characters, flowers, and cartoons. Almost everytime when I face an uncertain future, I turn to doodling....

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SYMBIOSIS – LIVING TOGETHER

In nature, there is a phenomenon called symbiosis, which means "living together." It is a relationship between two or more organisms in one habitat. One of the types of symbiosis is mutualism - a relationship that is beneficial to all species involve...

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Reimagining Our Futures Together

To re-learn how we are interconnected with a living, damaged planet we must unlearn the human arrogance that has resulted in massive biodiversity loss, the destruction of entire ecosystems, and irreversible climate change. Pedagogy needs to be framed...

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I AM AN AGENT OF CHANGE

Nature has taught me that everything that I have right now is based on the decisions I make and decisions made in history. I will make myself an agent for positive change and my commitment starts now...

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