EcoJusticeEducation is an approach that analyzes the increasing destruction of the world’s diverse ecosystems, languages and cultures by the globalizing and ethnocentric forces of Western consumer Culture. EcoJustice scholars and educators also study, support and teach about the ways that various cultures around the world actively resist these colonizing forces by protecting and revitalizing their Commons, that is the social practices and traditions, languages, and relationships with the land necessary to the sustainability of their communities. By emphasizing the commons (and its Enclosure or privatization), EcoJustice perspectives understand social justice to be inseparable from and even imbedded in questions regarding ecological well-being. EcoJustice Education thus emphasizes educational reform at the public school, university and community levels as necessary to stem the tide of both cultural and ecological destruction.
"All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today and yesterday."