Carolina Menna

Ecoliteracy for sustainable living

SEED

Last weekend July 18th & 19th I was fortunate to be able attend the Seed Festival in Hawkwood College in Stroud. I was very excited to go for people who inspire me would be there. I’m going to just briefly… Continue Reading →

Our dehumanizing education system.

One of the most famous books written by Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”, was published in 1970.  He is a well-known Brazilian educator and philosopher.  In this book he criticizes our education system comparing it to a Bank, where… Continue Reading →

Time to Cycle!

From far away I am following the growth of the cycling paths in São Paulo. From far away because I am living in London, where I use the bicycle to commute. On March 7th, 2015 people here marched again for… Continue Reading →

Schumacher College: an inspiring place!

A while ago I decided to write about inspiring people. These days I thought: “Why not write about Schumacher College, where very inspiring people from all around the world go?”. This post is about my personal view of a place… Continue Reading →

Living, Learning and Evolving.

Last year around Christmas I was very sensitive to the exacerbated consumerism promoted around this date. I ended up writing about this nuisance that, especially in December, has been troubling me for the past few years and for some reason… Continue Reading →

Christmas or Consumerism?

In the past few years I started not enjoying Christmas as I used to.  The energy consumption increases in many countries, and it isn’t  just due to the winter, in the case of the Northern countries, but due to the… Continue Reading →

We must ECO educate our teachers!

 A few months ago I read an article, it was an interview with a French philosopher and sociologist Edgar Morin, and I saw myself in his ideas. We always hear “more investment in education is needed “, but little do… Continue Reading →

Vandana Shiva

Inspiring people! Today, when I was getting ready to sleep after a conversation with my father about the visit of Vandana Shiva to Schumacher College, I decided that I would write posts about inspiring people. Why? Inspiring people teach, motivate… Continue Reading →

What’s wrong with us?

It took me a while to write my third post because I was involved in organizing the “People’s Climate March” in São Paulo. I used all my free time trying to take as many people as I could to the… Continue Reading →

Schools and Climate Change Mitigation

The acceleration of climate change is one of the most discussed topics in the world nowadays. This year Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their fifth and last report, it warns that there is no longer room for doubt… Continue Reading →

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