Zenobia Barlow is a cofounder and executive director of the Center for Ecoliteracy and a Post Carbon Institute fellow in Ecological Literacy. The Center for Ecoliteracy is an internationally recognized leader in systems change innovations in education for sustainable living. One key initiative is California Food for California Kids® whose core is a network of innovative public school districts serving over 340 million school meals a year. California Food for California Kids is designed to increase students’ ecological understanding about where their food comes from and how it reaches the table; improve student health and academic achievement; celebrate the abundance of California agriculture; enhance the state economy; and benefit the environment.
By Zenobia Barlow, Resilience.org
The Center for Ecoliteracy recently released a suite of free digital resources: videos, original animations, interactive pages, photography, and sample activities to help explore the relationships between food and climate change.
By Michael K. Stone, Zenobia Barlow, Center for Ecoliteracy
1. Foster community and cultivate networks. 2. Work at multiple levels of scale.3. Make space for self-organization.4. Seize breakthrough opportunities when they arise.5. Facilitate — but give up the illusion that you can direct — change.6. Assume that change is going to take time.7. Be prepared to be surprised.