Popular education for the environment: Building interest in the educational dimension of social action
Environmental non-government organisations (ENGOs) infrequently pursue environmental education as vigorously or strategically as lobbying, direct action and electoral strategies. My observation as a participant-researcher in the environment movement during the past decade is that education has not fulfilled its potential, that it is often considered by activists to be less effective than measures such as legislation, litigation and protest, and that few community-based groups have the resources to conduct effective educational programs. Nonetheless, there are striking examples of environmental education embedded within environmental struggles and opportunities to enhance the learning dimensions of activist campaigns.
Australian Journal of Environmental Education