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ERIC Number: EJ984859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Even More Sense and Sustainability
Huckle, John
Environmental Education Research, v18 n6 p845-858 2012
In this paper, the author reviews "Sense & Sustainability: Educating for a Circular Economy," by Ken Webster and Craig Johnson. He reviews the core text that underpins the work of the education team at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation ( He shows that while it is strong on some technical aspects of sustainability literacy, it is seriously deficient with regard to critical aspects. Given the level of debate surrounding the current global capitalism crisis and possible routes to economic recovery, it is surprising that "Sense and Sustainability" overlooks the role of neo-liberalism and financial speculation in diverting investment from productive investment in "cradle to cradle" technologies, the opportunity to identify the changes it promotes with advocacy of a green new deal and the extent to which its arguments reflect the post-ecologic turn. Suggestions are made as to how these deficiencies might be remedied.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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