Episode 21

Integrating learning and nature to save the planet (ft. Jeremy Lent)

In this episode, I speak with Jeremy Lent. Jeremy was described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” and his work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future. His new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, offers a coherent and intellectually solid foundation for a worldview based on connectedness that could lead humanity to a sustainable, flourishing future. In this episode, we discuss: 

  • The power of social and network intelligences, which go beyond what the individual can do,
  • How instilling passion and purpose among our students might just save the planet,
  • How the greatest lesson we can teach is that there is no separation between us and nature.

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The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space.