Down-to-earth Communicationthe importance of communicating sustainability to all humans
A Communication and Women's Leadership major walks into an Agroecology class...sounds like a bad joke...
I had a background knowledge of biology and ecology, but I was still a little overwhelmed. Certain things were everyday knowledge for others while it was a completely new idea for me. This made me think about the importance of making sustainability something that all can understand...
communication across fields of study
communication on a local scale
communication on a global scale
understanding in everyday communication
Learning from past inadequacies
sustainable practices should not be limited to those who have access to more resources
the not-so revolution that was the Green Revolution
ecology, society, economy
we cannot act a separate entities and expect to shift sustainability form a concept to an everyday action
Why is this an issue?
"The goal of conventional agriculture is maximizing production, when other goals like cultural survival, social bonds, and of course, environmental sustainability are just as important as production."-Vandermeer, 2011
need for accessibility
lack of understanding within the intersectionality of sustainability
research being aware of differing socio-economic conditions
different educational backgrounds
essential to involve all businesses (IEMA)
Costa Rica example
sustainability for all
ways to move towards accessible sustainability
research for all levels with a focus on local
adapting to different levels of education
make sustainability about more than just the environment
make it an everyday topic of conversation
Everyday steps for you
Establishing a starting point.
Talking to children, families and colleagues.
Making it meaningful.
class to do list
what we could do as a class
talk about what you learned here when you get home
always think about accessible solutions
use words and concepts all can understand
keep it simple
don't let your education get to your head.
What else can you do?
my humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.