Collective Environmental Literacy: Processes and measures related to community action on sustainability and climate

With support from the Pisces Foundation

This project seeks to deeply understand how to foster and measure collective environmental literacy. Core to this work is examining the critical role of a community’s collective knowledge and action when identifying and confronting climate change and sustainability issues. To those ends, the main project goals are to: (1) Examine the various epistemological lenses by which environmental behavior change and action are understood at the collective level, (2) gather, coalesce, and analyze measures that aim to capture collective efforts, and (3) operationalize and revise for the environment and sustainability context those measures, culminating in pilot-testing those measures in on-the- ground, community-based settings.