GTEC Reader Vol 2, Issue 2 - Climate Crisis Education

VOLUME 2 – ISSUE 2, April 2021

Feature Article by Ranbir K Banwait
and much more…


If the role of education is to dispel ignorance and equip societies with the skills and knowledge to better relate to the world, then, in the case of the climate crisis educators have a great deal of work to do.

Despite the compelling evidence provided by scientists many people remain unaware of the perils that we face. Others, though cognizant, feel no responsibility to respond, and still others appear to believe that there are ways to remain unaffected. Our collective response does not match the urgency of the problem.

Education and the Climate Crisis
Education is critical in moving the response to the climate crisis forward. A more educated public and a better educated cadre of leaders and managers can affect the transition to a sustainable society more rapidly.


Notes on Virtue

beautiful lotus or water lily in pond

When I was very young, five or six, my parents always told me: “Tommy, be good.” But all I wanted to do was run in the woods, play in puddles,…

Magnifying glass showing red virus bacteria, 3d microscopic microorganism background, modern biotechnology concept

Book Review Apollo’s Arrow

Apollo’s Arrow: the profound and enduring impact of coronavirus on the way we live, by Nicholas A. Christakis (Little Brown Spark, 2020) During the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated the…


Tom Culham

Tom is a Lecturer and researcher at the Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business. Previously, Tom was the founder and director of the City University in Canada, Bachelor of Management degree program (BAM).

Ranbir K Banwait

Ranbir K Banwait has a PhD in Asian Diasporic Studies from Simon Fraser University. Her current research explores the temporalities of climate change, and the connections and disconnections between causality and choice.

Ross Thrasher

Ross has enjoyed a 30-year career as a librarian at post-secondary institutions in Canada, the U.S. and the South Pacific. Most recently he served for eight years as Library Director at Mount Royal College in Calgary, leading the library’s transition to university status. In retirement Ross maintains an active interest in literature, travel and the performing arts.

Arden Henley

Arden is the founding chair of the Green technology Education Centre and editor of the GTEC Reader. He is a past Vice President of City University of Seattle in Vancouver, and Principal of Canadian Programs. Arden has a BA from McMaster, an MA from Duquesne in Pittsburgh and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from SFU.