The world is in a precarious place, dominated by three narratives:

  • Climate change and pandemics
  • Race issues and discrimination
  • Stress, uncertainty and anxiety

The status quo has been shaken up and has laid bare that the old ways of operating do not work.

The old guard decided to:

  • invade pristine ecosystems, hunt their wildlife bringing viruses closer to us, making ourselves more vulnerable
  • discriminate on the colour of skin, religion, sexuality and language
  • focus on individual wealth creation and not the holistic development of cooperative societies

Where we are today was not inevitable. It was the result of poor choices and disconnected values.

BUT THERE IS HOPE

In a planet hurtling toward a dangerous tipping point, it’s easy to lose faith. But hope springs from awareness, and empowerment from education.  It is becoming clear that empathy, compassion, personal well-being, mental health, nature, climate change, toxins, anxiety, and depression are all inter-connected. We have to be alive to one another’s struggles and rights, and discard the things that divide us. We have to learn to respect each other’s differences, and chart a new course.

For this to happen, we must teach our children to measure success differently, and we must start now.

If we are going to build a new world where everyone has opportunity, and nature and society are at peace, we have to do it together.

American statesman Frederick Douglass once said “It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men.”

We believe, now more than ever, that schools have a moral imperative to include Social, Emotional and Sustainability-related learning, that is taught, monitored and measured, like math or history.

 

The world is in a precarious place, dominated by three narratives:

  •  Climate change and pandemics
  • Race issues and discrimination
  • Stress, uncertainty and anxiety

The status quo has been shaken up and has laid bare that the old ways of operating do not work.

The old guard decided to:

  • invade pristine ecosystems, hunt their wildlife bringing viruses closer to us, making ourselves more vulnerable;
  • discriminate on the colour of skin, religion, sexuality and language;
  • focus on individual wealth creation and not the holistic development of cooperative societies

Where we are today was not inevitable. It was the result of poor choices and disconnected values.

BUT THERE IS HOPE

In a planet hurtling toward a dangerous tipping point, it’s easy to lose faith. But hope springs from awareness, and empowerment from education.  It is becoming clear that empathy, compassion, personal well-being, mental health, nature, climate change, toxins, anxiety, and depression are all inter-connected. We have to be alive to one another’s struggles and rights, and discard the things that divide us. We have to learn to respect each other’s differences, and chart a new course.

For this to happen, we must teach our children to measure success differently, and we must start now.

If we are going to build a new world where everyone has opportunity, and nature and society are at peace, we have to do it together.

American statesman Frederick Douglass once said “It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men.”

We believe, now more than ever, that schools have a moral imperative to include Social, Emotional and Sustainability-related learning, that is taught, monitored and measured, like math or history.