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Educational Resources

To help support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, Just Forests has a number of very practical & colourful INTERACTIVE education resources – using the ‘geoliteracy’ model of education, in production. My favourite subject in primary school was geography. I just loved learning about people, like “Eskimos” and places like, “The Congo” and “The Amazon” and where stuff like petrol, timber, steel, fruit and things with all kinds of “quare” names we used on a daily basis came from. So, as an early school leaver, the geoliteracy model of education – established by National Geographic, comes very natural to me. Oh, and the animals, nearly forgot the animals – that was just awesome, I loved it.

Geoliteracy is the ability to use geographic understanding and reasoning to make decisions. And another great thing about the geoliteracy model of education is that you won’t need a BA, MBA, MSC or a PhD.

Whether we are making decisions about where to live, what precautions to take for natural hazards, or understanding human and natural systems, we are all called upon to make decisions that require geoliteracy throughout our lives. The ultimate goal of geoliteracy is to facilitate learners’ participation in decision-making through the use of geographic understanding and reasoning.

Over the coming months these resources will be made available on this website. So please be patient as Just Forests does not receive any funding for this initiative – all costs are bourne personally by yours truly from my OAP and my interest in the issues.

All of the resources link political, economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects of nature together to help you to make choices that benefit people and wildlife. All of our actions have consequences. BURT will help participants to understand the interactions, interconnections and implications of such actions.

BURT education resources will be available one-by-one, commencing with The INTRODUCTORY Manual- a livelihood approach to a just and sustainable world in September 2021. 

“…those that contribute to exploiting poor communities and the Earth’s ecosystems are those who have BAs, MBAs, MSCs and PhDs and not the ‘ignorant’ poor from the South.

David Orr

Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Oberlin College Emeritus

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