Environmental Education & Communication for a
Sustainable World: Handbook for International
Practitioners reminds us that environmental
problems cannot be resolved by technology alone. We must consider the socio-economic roots of
Pollution, waste of energy, the destruction of the
environmentthese problems have everything to
do with behavior, and the roots of behavior lie
within the beliefs and attitudes of our population.
Today we suffer from the absence of a global ethic
encompassing the world environment, an ethic that
promotes attitudes and behaviors consonant with
humanitys critical role in the biosphere.
There can be no hope of finding viable solutions
to environmental problems unless and until education
and communication at all levels is suitably
modified to enable people from all walks of life to
comprehend the fundamental interrelationships
between humans and their environment.
This publication is particularly valuable in that
it links cross-cultural theory with examples drawn
from various regions of the world. It is noteworthy
for its breadth and specificity.
I recommend this document for any organization
or practitioner developing an environmental
education or communication project nationally or
William B. Stapp
Ann Arbor, MI