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Green Education Gives Hope for a Harmony with Nature


As governments and companies around the world seek to foster a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic, the upcoming generation of young people will be key.

After almost a whole year away from classrooms for far too many pupils, educators everywhere are having to rethink how to teach. But they should also be rethinking what to teach in terms of preparing for a different kind of economy.

When politicians and commentators refer to a ‘green recovery’ or a ‘Green New Deal’, it is open to interpretation. Most people understand ‘green’ to essentially mean ‘in harmony with nature’ but, by that definition alone, some consider nuclear power to be green while others apply the same label to natural gas, which is a fossil fuel.

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