January 2012 Archives

23 Jan, 2012, Sustainability Frontiers Green Teacher Webinar, Deep Climate Change Education: Learning and Teaching for Personal and Social Transformation

On Thursday 8 March 2012, 7:30pm to 8:30pm Eastern Standard Time Canada, Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby will present a Webinar in the much-heralded Winter 2011-2012 Green Teacher Webinar Series.

Building on their Fall 2011 article in Green Teacher, Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby will critique mainstream manifestations of climate change education as a shallow and insufficient response to the global and human condition.   They will offer an elaboration of a 'deep climate change education' that examines values issues, explores the dynamics of climate change avoidance and denial, investigates the complicity of economic growth in fomenting climate change while cultivating intimacy with nature, an ethic of denizenship, and commitment to global climate justice.  The links between climate change education, sustainability education and disaster risk reduction education will be explored, the whole being exemplified through practical activities.  The event is for both both formal and non-formal youth educators.

For details, go to:  http://www.greenteachercom/webinars.html

To register for the event (registration free or with donation), go to: http://greenteacherwebinarselbykagawa.eventbrite.ca/?ebtv=C

On May 26-27, 2011, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held a conference on financial literacy in Toronto, Canada. The conference drew some 400 experts and practitioners from around the world.

The conference participants came together and discussed:

  • national financial literacy strategies and surveys on financial literacy
  • steps to address financial literacy gaps in credit and debt management, retirement planning and technological innovation
  • evaluation of financial education programs
  • the use of social marketing and communications in financial literacy programs
  • capacity building and train-the-trainer programs
  • financial education in the school system
  • gender and financial education
  • financial literacy and behavioural economics.

We invite you to view the Conference's report
prepared by FCAC and entitled
The Future of Financial Education

For more information

Visit: www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/fcac-oecdconference

Newsletter on Measuring the Progress of Societies

The latest issue of the Newsletter on Measuring the Progress of Societies is now available.

Included in this issue:

  • New Zealand Government Treasury Framework for Improving Living Standards;
  • Why Measuring Social Institutions is Important for Assessing Progress on Gender Equality;
  • How are Canadians Really Doing? The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) Offers a Comprehensive Answer;
  • How's Life? Measuring Well-Being;
  • OECD Launches Report on Social Cohesion - What Next?; and
  • Spending on Family Policies, and What Works for Child Well-Being.

Visit Wikiprogress and learn and share knowledge on progress measurement initiatives worldwide, including contributions from key researchers; consult the extensive ongoing media review; see details on progress-related events; and view over 120 progress-related data sets.

Transformative Consumer Research


Transformative Consumer Research is a movement within the Association for Consumer Research that seeks to encourage, support, and publicize research that benefits consumer welfare and quality of life for all beings affected by consumption across the world. The ACR website includes information about symposia, research funds, publications, and other resources and opportunities for scholars wishing to be involved in Transformative Consumer Research via the association. Click here to learn and to participate more.


Transformative Consumer Research (For Personal and Collective Well-Being)