Here's a whole raft of TDSB guides designed to help teachers cram the dogma--call it the eco-malarkey--down kids' throats. Aside from the Al Gore one, the one called "GRASP--a tool for developing ecological literacy through rich performance tasks" is my favorite. This is its opening quotation:
Being ecologically literate entails a new way of seeing the world and a new way of thinking, known as systems thinking, or systemic thinking.
It means thinking in terms of relationships, connectedness and context.
Fritjof Capra in Ecological Literacy: Mapping the Terrain 2002, 28.Au contraire. It means thinking in terms of allowing a bunch of control freaks to take your money, give it to "have not" countries, and micro-manage you to within an inch of life. They'll tell you it's what good people must do to "save" the planet. Do not--I repeat, do not--believe them.
Don't you wish they had the sense to teach that lesson in schools?