We are pleased to introduce the first edition of the Earth Charter Magazine, a publication that celebrates the diversity of voices and contributes to the purpose of our UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development on research and education at the intersection of sustainability, values and education.
Within these pages, you will encounter seven articles from a variety of authors working in different areas and cultural contexts. Some share brief research results; others offer personal reflections on experiences related to their work with the Earth Charter. This issue contains articles highlighting how the Earth Charter principles have been incorporated into curricula at the school and university levels. Some articles emphasize the importance of the whole institution approach (WIA) and transdisciplinarity in education; others link the Earth Charter with key concepts, voices, or areas of knowledge. These examples and lessons learned could be used to spark new approaches to readers’ own education institution or practice.
- The Possibilities of Rhizomatic Imagination and Ecopedagogy Amid the End of an Era – César “CJ” Baldelomar
- Digging Deeper to Unearth the Roots of Pro-Environmental Behaviour – Janika Liv Marais (Heyerdahl)
- Alexander von Humboldt’s Cosmopolitan Thought and the Earth Charter – Wellington Vilela de Araújo
- Whole Institution Approach for Sustainability and Transdisciplinarity – Alicia Jiménez-Elizondo
- A University Experience in Implementing the Whole Institutional Approach for Sustainability with the Earth Charter: Lessons Learned – Waverli Maia Matarazzo-Neuberger
- Escola Vila and Ecosystemic Pedagogy: Living the Earth Charter Principles – Fatima Limaverde & Thiago Fonseca