SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION

Education is the foundation of sustainability that will provide the leaders and drivers of sustainability. 

Our educational services include Internet training based on sustainability, along with an Internet knowledge base for sustainability including bioloiteracy, biodiversity conservation, agriculture, aquaculture, Maya heritage, landscape architecture, marine conservation, and tourism.    

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  Youth in the developing world face a challenging employment environment unless provided with knowledge based skills. 

Internet Training

A key program of Sustainability America is the training of talented and environmentally concerned youth in website design, search engine optimisation, and the use of marketing analysis tools. This training is based around our wide range of sustainability projects, with exemplification through this web site, commercial websites, and journal and social networking websites.

Bioliteracy

"We cannot fully appreciate literature unless we are educated in literature, and we cannot fully appreciate nature unless we are bioliterate".

Bioliteracy is the knowledge of biodiversity and its environment that enables us to understand and appreciate our natural heritage. Bioliteracy provides a knowledge base and foundation for creating a sustainable future and addressing current environmental problems.

An example of a student project is symbiosis of an acacia tree with protective ants

Biodiversity Conservation

The Sartenejan Region is vegetated by semi-deciduous rainforest, which is the most threatened forest community in Central America. Semi-deciduous rainforest is characterised by heavy leaf fall during the 4 month dry season with some trees entirely loosing their leaves.

Many animals and plant species are dependent on the semi-deciduous rainforest around Sartenejan for their survival.

There is much to learn about the conservation of semi-deciduous rainforest and its biodiversity from studying the mosaic of uncleared, partially cleared, and cleared areas in the Sartenejan region. 

A particularly interesting aspect of biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of the semi-decidious rainforest of Sarteneja and the Yucatan is that it would have been mostly cleared by the Maya Civilisation. Therefore, its biodiversity has been adapted to a fragmented landscape.

Cultural Heritage

The Central American region has been inhabited for approximately 26,000 years. High population densities, among the highest recorded for any pre-industrial civilisation, were maintained by the Maya in Belize, the Yucatan Peninsula, and Guatemala, between 1500 BC to 1400 AD. Therefore, from both a cultural perspective and an environmental perspective, the recognition and understanding of Maya civilisation and landscape use will provide both a sense of cultural identity and a guide toward the sustainable management of the region. 

Emotional Bonding

To provide the future drivers of sustainability children must be bonded to nature at an early age of between 4 -6 years according to current behavioural information. We work closely with a range of international programs to foster and develop programs for emotional bonding, and to extend these programs to the Central American and Caribbean Region.

Moral Influence

Biodiversity conservation is an integral part of Sustainability, and this concept must be deeply embedded in individual morals and cultural norms, to achieve long term goals.