Sustainability inbuilt in all humans

Reflections on Visit to Porena: teaching sustainability

You may not remember, but the visit to a “visualised” sustainable city included a trip to the school. We were told that the ability to understand sustainability is inbuilt in the human. Provided children get to interact with their environment before the age of 10 it will be part of thier mental make-up for life.

When I questioned this the teacher took me in a room to show me the children’s drawings.

Below is a cartoon from the Japanese Professor Hiroshi Takatsuki. Adopted and repainted in color from his cartoon collection, HaiKIbutsu, or precious wastes.

Looking at it I can’t help but think: WE DO GET THIS DON’T WE?

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