Population and Poverty
Population pressures are undeniably a factor in the degradation of environments. Moreover, population pressures are increasing most rapidly in the regions of the world where resources for coping with the requirements and demands of growing numbers are most limited. The rise of a worldwide industrial cultures relate population to environmental degradation.
Development and Interdependence
Many features of economic development are in constant interaction. Violence, for example, is, at once, a cause of poverty and its consequence. Growing populations place increasing stress on ecosystems, but human activity by contributing to climate change further intensifies population pressures though desertification and rising ocean levels.
Integration of the rational and emotional has particular relevance to fostering reflective awareness at a number of levels, including, intra-relation (self awareness: how one’s actions impact on the environment, influencing lifestyle choices that impact on the environment, e.g. consumer choices) Inter-relations (social awareness: how people interact socially to influence individual choices, e.g. the social dynamics that influence consumer choices).
ICOL is a not-for-profit UK organisation that networks schools, communities and individuals with digital classroom resources for curriculum development and lifelong-learning. Its purpose is to help turn the United Nation's 2030 Agenda, aimed at living sustainably, into local action plans for the benefit of future generations.
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ICOL has developed from the 1992 response of teachers in Wales to Agenda 21. which was the UN's global action plan for living sustainably lnto the 21st century. Their project was entitled SCAN, the Schools and Communities Agenda 21 Netwwork, cordinated by the National Museum of Wales at Cardiff.
ICOL's aim is to introduce the UN's current 2030 Agenda into learning environments with a portfolio of free, customisable digital resources that can be added to by organisations and individuals. The resources use cultural ecology as a cross-subject knoowledge framework to make action plans for living sustainably.
ICOL has grown with grants from the European Community, UK Government Agencies and Commercial Organisations
It is now managed by a family trust as a portfolio of Google docs to kick-start the creation and use of on line classrooms as learning centres to help meet the UN's objectives to benefit future generations.
Routes and Roots
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Routes and Roots (RANDR) is an international online deep learning resource for comparative geographical studies. It opens up national, regional and local pathways to meet the goals of the UN 2030 sustainable development agenda, which is aimed at improving the lives of people everywhere with no one left behind.