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Number: 67
Year: 1999
Author: Eloísa Trellez Solís and Gustavo Wilches Chaux
Title: Education for a Sustainable Future in the Americas


1. Cited by Daniel Vidart in Filosofía Ambiental (Bogotá, 1987).

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. Universidad y Medio Ambiente en América Latina y el Caribe (Bogotá Seminar, UNESCO/UNEP/ICFES, 1998) 113-114.

5. Ibid, 109-111

6. Fundación F. Ebert. Grupo de Estudios Ambientales, Educación Ambiental. Desde Rio hacia sociedades sustentables y de responsibilidad global (México: 1992). 39.

7. Education for a Sustainable Future. A Transdisciplinary Vision for Concerted Action. UNESCO/Environment and Society: Education and Public Awareness for Sustainability. Document issues by the Conference of Thessaloniki, 1997.

8. Wendell Berry, Another Turn of the Crank (Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint Press, 1995) 42 - 44.

9. Indicators of Sustainable Development. Framework and Methodologies (New York: United Nations, 1996).

10. A concept adopted from Jacques Lacan’s theory of psychoanalysis and language, the “imaginary” is a form of knowledge based on what has more traditionally been called perception.

11. William Bennett (Editor), The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996).

12. Development on a Human Scale UNDP.

13. Declaration of the Heads of State and Government, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, December 1996.

14. Education – XXI Century Agenda, (UNDP, 1988) 6.

15. Our Common Future (UNDP, New York: 1987).

16. Cited by Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo, in Sociedad y Medio Ambiente en Colombia, (Siglo XXI, 1992).

17. Daniel Faber, “The Political Ecology of American Capitalism,” The Struggle for Ecological Democracy. Environmental Justice Movements in the United States, ed. Daniel Faber (New York: The Guilford Press, 1998) 28.

18. Cited by Gustavo Wilches-Chaux, in “Auge, Caída y Levantada de Felipe Pinillo, Mecánico y Soldador” Guía de LA RED para la gestión local del riesgo (Bogota, 1998).

19. Because much of North America was covered by glaciers during the last ice age, the evolutionary period for plant and animal species living today has been much shorter than for those species native to tropical and subtropical regions. As a result, ecosystems in the North are not so intricately diverse as ecosytems in parts of the hemisphere.

20. Ralph Nader, et al., eds., The Case Against Free Trade: GATT, NAFTA and the Globalization of Corporate Power (San Francisco: Earth Island Press, 1993).

21. Educación - La agenda del milenio (UNDP, 1992) 42.

22. The GAIA Atlas of Planet Management, Norman Myers, Ed. (London, 1985, p. 155.

23. Godet, Michel, Prospective et Planification Strategique (Paris: Ed. Economica, 1985).

24. UNDP. 1993 Report on Human Development, New York, 1994.

25. Document No. 2779, May 1995, issued by the “Consejo Nacional de Política Económica y Social” (CONPES), Colombia.

26. John O’Connor, “The Promise of Environmental Democracy,” Toxic Struggles. The Theory and Practice of Environmental Justice, ed. Richard Hofrichter (Philadelphia, Penn., 1993) 48.

27. Bruce E. Johansen, Forgotten Founders. How the American Indians Helped Shape Democracy (Boston: Harvard Common Press, 1982) 23 – 29.