The Eco-cell An Education for Sustainability Genesis Aid. PhD by Project By Mr Ragnar J. Haabjoern B.Teach.(Secondary.) B.App.Sci.(Environmental Science/ Earth Science) M.Ed.(Science & Environmental Education.) Grad.Cert Sustainable Practice.
“ The scientific evidence is now overwhelming, climate change presents very serious global risks, and it demands an urgent global response.” (Stern, 2006)
Sustainability Snapshot State of the Environment Report 2006
PM: Biggest challenge is economy, not climate Mr Howard said to call climate change Australia's overwhelming moral challenge "de-legitimises other challenges over which we do have significant control".
Solar Station: Communication (Eco literacy) Allows ⇔
Mini Nucleus: (4 pillars of sustainability:
The Eco-cell Components Powerhouse: Self-Sufficiency & Cooperation (permaculture Design principles) ecosystem 1. Observe and interact 2. Catch and Store energy 3. Obtain A yield 4. Apply Self-regulation and accept feedback 5. Us and vale renewable resources and services 6. Produce no waste 7. Design from patterns to Details 8. Integrate rather than segregate 9. Use small and slow solutions 10. Use and vale diversity 11. Use edges and vale the marginal 12. Creatively use and Respond to change
The Eco-cell Components Storage Sac: Experiential Learning, Acclimatization (we remember experiences) Production Centre: Ecological Self –Autopoetic Cell Fluid: Cognition is a phenomenon that expands throughout the organism…integrates our mental, emotional and biological activities.
What role can Buddhist philosophy play in assisting teaching ecological values and ethics?
“ Spirituality I take to be concerned with those qualities of the human spirit – such as love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment, a sense of responsibility, a sense of harmony-which bring happiness to both self and others.”
The Science of Mind.
General environmental ethics/values that are commonly associated with Buddhism: Buddhist Philosophy Compassion Loving kindness Effort/responsibility Equanimity Charity Humility Gratitude/thankfulness Non-self Mindfulness Interrelatedness/interbeing
Dr Jeff Su: Business development Manager Gould Group
Jason Alexander: Director of Earth Institute
John Seed: Director of Rainforest information centre
Dr Kathleen Sullivan UN Nuclear disarmament educator
“ There is no scientific method as such, but the vital feature of a scientist’s procedure has been merely to do his utmost with his mind, no holds barred ” Nobel prize winning physicist Percy Bridgman