28 May '11, 10pm

Green Failure: What’s Wrong With Environmental Education? from @YaleE360

Mr. Saylan has taken the odd approach that the right level of information and method of education can ensure the right choices all the time-- there are no examples of any form of education that works all the time for all people, especially when it comes to personal choice. While our programs invest heavily in environmental education, we do not expect results greater than 40 years of anti-smoking education reducing smoking to a quarter of adults; risky sex despite high risk of HIV; 47% percent of adults in Detroit being illiterate and only 10% have ever even tried to become literate; or seat-belt wearing and speed limit abiding even though both are safer and one saves money. Environmentalists can and do make their voices heard, every where and every day. It's a multi-billion dollar community. While it might be too much to have expected Mr. Saylan to look at where environmen...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/green_failure_whats_wrong_wi...

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