Spring 2011 Lecture Series

Start: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:30 am

End: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 7:00 am

UNM SUB Santa Ana A&B

Spring 2011 Lecture Series

“Plural Perspectives on Health and Health Policy”

"Living Systems and Leadership:Cultivating

Conditions for Systemic Change"


Zenobia Barlow, MA
Executive Director Center for Ecoliteracy
Berkeley, California

Thursday, February 3, 2011 , 12:30-2:00pm

UNM SUB Santa Ana A&B


ZENOBIA BARLOW is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, has led the Center’s grant making, educational, and publishing programs since its inception in 1995. One of the nation’s pioneers in creating models of schooling for sustainability, she has designed strategies for applying ecological and indigenous understanding in K-12 education, including The Food Systems Project, Rethinking School Lunch, Cooking with California Food, and Smart by Nature. She coedited Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (Sierra Club Books, 2005) and Ecoliteracy: Mapping the Terrain (Learning in the Real World, 1999). In 2009, Zenobia was named a Fellow to the Post Carbon Institute and served on an international team of experts that advised the Bhutan government on integrating Gross National Happiness principles into education.

This presentation will explore the implications of the Theory of Living Systems for leadership and change, and illustrate its applications with examples from food systems work, an increasingly important area in schooling for sustainability, concluding with a discussion of the Ecoliteracy Center’s current work at multiple levels of scale with Rethinking School Lunch and Cooking with California Food initiatives