Ecology, Economics & Education
Writer -- Consultant -- Educator -- Speaker
The Answer Rises Every Morning (anon)
Every sunrise brings a new flow of energy to our planet. Our blind and unrelenting uses of very old, non-renewable fossil fuels has accelerated warming of our earth through generation of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide and methane. Economic and ecological impacts are increasingly abundant as increased instability of our planetary climate. Through learning and human development it is within the power of humanity to take care of earth's ecosystems with new opportunities to forge a global economy that is cyclical and sustainable rather than linear and wasteful. That is our planetary imperative. One key is economic development based on mimicry of what nature has "learned" through evolution across 3.5 billion years. Another key is to use our knowledge of biology to carefully innovate and create for sustainability. The flame of education is fueled by questioning our existence; Where did we come from? and, Where are we going? Our ideas and questions drive learning through a lifetime.
There is plenty to challenge our consciousness in a world that has evolved and continues to change. My foundations are almost continually energized by each new experience. Biology and Education focus my personal interests and it is intended that this website will display some of who I am; and, what I believe about the past, present and futures of education. Education cannot be separated from life, which links learning and biology.
Writing is a delightful struggle with ideas and for more than 60 years I have engaged the challenges of writing in many ways. Recently I've been afforded a circumstance enabling me to write almost every day. Writing is what I now do. I guess this makes me a writer. This website and the embedded blog is an extension of that work. I expect the content to evolve and expand. My hope is that you and others may visit occasionally if not often. Send me a letter. Your gift of words will help me learn about anything you like (or don't like). When you raise questions, we both have an opportunity to learn.
Speaking will take on greater engagement in 2019. I have brainstormed a recent listing of 10 fascinating topics related to Education Ecology. I will be developing each of these into a series of lectures ranging from short 15-18 minutes presentations modeled after the TED format to 30 and 50-60 minute programs with more formality. My plan is to be able to speak to groups about education and stimulate an ongoing dialogue that holds a challenge for continuing action stimulating and supporting change through innovation in education. The first of these "The Futures of Education" is ready to GO! Send me a note if you or your group is interested in stretching your thoughts about education.
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There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.
William Butler Yeats.
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One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes
We stretch our minds by sharing ideas through dialogue . . .
Collaborating Begins with Connecting
Nothing we say is more important than what we do together. A strategy of doing is a planetary imperative because each human being is contributing to changes in earth's ecology and too much of what we are doing is not sustainable. Change begins personally and locally. We are part of a community and that is our ecology; the place where we interact with ever changing relationships. There is no discrete boundary between our community and the rest of the world. We are all connected in the construction of a global reality. We can change parts of what we are and what we do; but, no one, no matter their persuasive or political power will change the laws of physics and chemistry that are embedded in every aspect of planetary life. Life is a quest to survive. Sustainability is stewardship -- taking care of our physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual home -- our ecology -- with all of its energy flow and material conservation.
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© Bruce Lindgren 2019
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