Latest ESD Journal with a special focus on the Earth Charter!

In September 2010, the Journal of Education for Sustainable Development (JESD), published by SAGE Publications and the Centre for Environment Education – CEE India, launched a special issue in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Earth Charter.

JESD is a forum for academics and practitioners to share and critique innovations in thinking and practice in the emerging field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). A peer reviewed international journal, JESD aims at global readership and is published twice a  year.

This special issue can be found in the following link:  http://jsd.sagepub.com

This issue’s reference is:   Journal of Education for Sustainable Development.  Clugston, R and Vilela, M (guest editors).  Vol 4. No. 2. September 2010.

The guest editors for this special issue are: Rick Clugston, from Earth Charter US, and Mirian Vilela, ECI Executive Director.   The content is as follows:

EDITORIAL:  Kartikeya V. Sarabhai:  An Ethical Framework for a Sustainable World

INTRODUCTION: Rick Clugston: Earth Charter Education for Sustainable Ways of Living


  • Swee-Hin, (S.H. TOH) and Virginia Floresca Cawagas: Peace Education, ESD and the Earth Charter: Interconnections and Synergies
  • Javier Reyes Ruiz:  Dangers Facing the Earth Charter
  • Noel Preston: The Why and What of ESD: A Rationale for Earth Charter Education (and Naming Some of Its Difficulties)
  • Yunhua Liu and Alicia Constable: Earth Charter, ESD and Chinese Philosophies.
  • Moacir Gadotti: Reorienting Education Practices towards Sustainability
  • Stephen Sterling:  Living in the Earth: Towards an Education for Our Time


  • Edgar Miranda. Going Global in Arlington, Virginia
  • Alicia Jiménez-Elizondo. CREADS, A Teacher Training Course on ESD in Costa Rica
  • Rose Marie Inojosa.  Promoting the Earth Charter in São Paulo’s Municipal Education System
  • Linda D. Hill: Forging Inclusive Solutions: Experiential Earth Charter Education
  • Mike Sheehan and Jaana Laitinen.  The Earth Charter Goes Interactive and Live with e-GLO: Using New Media to Train Youth Leaders in Sustainability on Both Sides of the Digital Divide
  • Sofia Savelava, Dmitry Savelau, and Marina Bakhnova Cary:  Practicing ESD at School: Integration of Formal and Nonformal Education Methods Based on the Earth Charter (Belarusian Experience)
  • Waverli Maia Matarazzo-Neuberger and Vicente Manzione Filho: The Methodist University Sustainable Program: Using the Earth Charter to Mainstream Sustainability
  • Reiner Mathar: Practices of Integrating the Earth Charter into Education Activities in German Federal States of Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Hiro Sakurai:   Make a World of Difference: Hearing Each Other, Healing the Earth 


  • Franklin Chamda Ngassa.  Using EC-Assess to Assess a Small Biofuels Project in Honduras


  • Dimity Podger, Georgia Piggot, Martin Zahradnik, Svatava Janou??ková, Ismael Velasco    , Tomas Hak, Arthur Dahl, Alicia Jimenez, and Marie K. Harder.  The Earth Charter and the ESDinds Initiative: Developing Indicators and Assessment Tools for Civil Society Organisations to Examine the Values Dimensions of Sustainability Projects


Young People, Education and Sustainable Development: Exploring Principles, Perspectives and Praxis.  Peter Blaze Corcoran and Philip Osano (editors)
Reviewed by: Brandon P. Hollingshead

The Principle of Sustainability: Transforming Law and Governance. Klaus Bosselman. 
Reviewed by:  Rakhyun E. Kim