Image by fred1st via Flickr What are our schools teaching our children about their individual roles as consumers? Is the durable future and sustainability replacing mindless materialism? If not, why not? What do they learn from history about societies and civilizations that have failed when they live out of balance with their soil, their water, forest or plains where they once lived and thrived? In their science classes, do they study the wonderful chemistry of compost and humus, and the high cost of the …

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