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Constanza Parra and Casey Walsh

approaches (transdisciplinarity, grounded theory, living science) with new forms of democratic citizenship (sustainable development through social innovation, bottom-up policy making), which find active applications in community learning practice, shared

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People and Plants

Kay E. Lewis-Jones

“plant-turn.” While on the one hand Western science is learning more and more about the centrality of plants to planetary processes and human survival, on the other hand, in correspondence with a concerning decline in formal botanical education and

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A Crystal Ball for Forests?

Analyzing the Social-Ecological Impacts of Forest Conservation and Management over the Long Term

Daniel C. Miller, Pushpendra Rana, and Catherine Benson Wahlén

plausible scenarios for how change has and could take place, and aims to help enable learning among policy communities. The third disjuncture we identify relates to the place of indicators. Critical perspectives do not take indicators at face value but focus

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Hannah Swee and Zuzana Hrdličková

institutional knowledge is often determined by the sequential logic of the expert’s itinerary, as well as relationships, interests, and personal perceptions. Thus any institutional learning from disasters is a contingent practice. Politics and media are

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Adaptation Lived as a Story

Why We Should Be Careful about the Stories We Use to Tell Other Stories

Nicole Klenk

’s story is to be open to learning from it: what relations is the story composed of? Hence, to encounter requires being attuned to difference in all its manifestations: each story embodies a unique pattern of relations and modes of relevance. Moreover, to

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Evert Van de Vliert

, Jeffrey A. , Marcie A. Lepine , and Christine L. Jackson . 2004 . “ Challenge and Hindrance Stress: Relationships with Exhaustion, Motivation to Learn, and Learning Performance .” Journal of Applied Psychology 89 ( 5 ): 883 – 891 . 10

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Eleanor Sterling, Tamara Ticktin, Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan, Georgina Cullman, Diana Alvira, Pelika Andrade, Nadia Bergamini, Erin Betley, Kate Burrows, Sophie Caillon, Joachim Claudet, Rachel Dacks, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Chris Filardi, Nadav Gazit, Christian Giardina, Stacy Jupiter, Kealohanuiopuna Kinney, Joe McCarter, Manuel Mejia, Kanoe Morishige, Jennifer Newell, Lihla Noori, John Parks, Pua’ala Pascua, Ashwin Ravikumar, Jamie Tanguay, Amanda Sigouin, Tina Stege, Mark Stege, and Alaka Wali

contrast the status and trends of social-ecological health between and across Hawaiian watersheds, particularly for the purpose of learning from those watersheds that are performing better or have lessons to share ( Parks and Noori 2016 ). By design, the

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India travels and transitioning Luxembourg

Appropriate thresholds and scales of change

Katy Fox

This is a new year’s letter written by the founder of the Centre for Ecological Learning Luxembourg (CELL) to the executive board on the occasion of a journey to India. CELL is an independent, volunteer-led grassroots nonprofit organization founded in 2010 and based in Beckerich. CELL’s scope of action is the Greater Region of Luxembourg, hence its mode of operating through decentralized action groups in order to establish and maintain community gardens, food co-ops, and other social-ecological projects in different parts of Luxembourg. CELL also develops and organizes various courses, provides consultancy services for ecological living, participates in relevant civil society campaigns, and does some practical research on low-impact living. The broad objective of CELL is to provide an experimental space for thinking, researching, disseminating, and practicing lifestyles with a low impact on the environment, and learning the skills for creating resilient post-carbon communities. CELL is inspired by the work of the permaculture and Transition Towns social movements in its aims to relocalize culture and economy and, in that creative process, improve resilience to the consequences of peak oil and climate change.

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Designing and implementing their own future

Grassroots efforts among the Maya of Guatemala

Allison D. Krogstad

In the Kaqchikel Maya town of San Jorge La Laguna, Guatemala, a fight to reclaim lost land in 1992, though unsuccessful, eventually led the community to become one of the first Maya towns on Lake Atitlán to have a garbage dump, a drainage system, and an environmental education agenda. The efforts of San Jorge, along with the efforts of other communities, have led to the creation of national organizations such as Coordinadora Nacional Indígena y Campesina (CONIC), and have attracted the a ention of foreigners with organizations such as Mayan Families. By striving to improve their immediate environment and learning about the global impact of their actions, the people of San Jorge La Laguna are providing both a physical and an ideological space for themselves in the future.

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Barriers and borders

Human mobility and building inclusive societies

Anthony Turton

on a steep learning curve. Then some profound things occurred, as they often do when a trajectory adjustment happens in one's life. I had an American girlfriend, and I was now confronted by the choice to emigrate to the United States or to return