Creating ecological awareness in the students of the Bachillerato a distancia B@UNAM

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Creating ecological awareness in the students of the Bachillerato a distancia B@UNAM


Mónica Ponce Valadez

Bachillerato a Distancia B@UNAM
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
monica_ponce@cuaed.unam.mx

Abstract

The current relationship between humankind and the environment is based on the premise that natural resources are infinite. Therefore, the progress and development of a country is based on goods and services production without taking in account the use of natural resources and the environmental impact involved in production proccesses. This paradigm has caused environmental and social damage which need to be reverted in order to preserve our planet Earth.
Understanding that our well-being depends on natural resources means taking responsibility, both as individuals and as a society, to preserve the environment. In the course, Environment and Bioethics which is offered in the third module of the Bachillerato a distancia B@UNAM, we introduce concepts such as sustainable development, genuine progress indicator (GPI), ecological economics and bioculturality, with the object of making students reflect on their own responsability in the creation of a new paradigm in relation to the environment.

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