We present a publication that is the result of the project "Courage to change, courage to act", which lasted in 2018-2021, carried out jointly by the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, Kreisau Initiative e. V., Fundacja EkoRozwoju, Instytut Globalnej Odpowiedzialności, Konzeptwerk Neue Oekonomie, Fairbindung and Kolektyw Trenerski Lepiej.

As part of the project, nine trainings for educators from Poland and Germany took place, as well as three symposia in the field of education and sustainable development (including one in Krzyżowa: Let's go! How to create environmentally sustainable education places?). 

The publication is in the form of a textbook on education for sustainable development, transformative learning and education for post-growth. You can find there mainly exercises for working with groups, both teenagers and adults. They have been selected in such a way that with their help it is possible to work on three different levels, necessary in education for the socio-ecological transformation: acquiring awareness of the problems, deepening the knowledge about the realities and getting to know different perspectives, and taking action. The issues raised in the handbook concern, inter alia, critique of growth, social justice; and strategies for sustainable development. The publication proposes 22 exercises that are diverse, both in terms of the issues they touch upon and the methods of work. They were developed in a Polish-German team of educators and non-formal educators, taking into account the Polish context in education for the social and ecological transformation.

The publication is financed by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU),  Polish-German Youth Cooperation and the Heinrich Böll Foundation

The electronic version and supplementary materials are available free of charge:
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