To address gaps in public education concerning the crises of overconsumption, biodiversity loss, climate change and climate injustice, and to advocate for relevant curriculum reform
To work with relevant partners to foster programs/projects in both formal and informal education systems, creating change at individual, community and systemic levels
EEON acknowledges that Ontario is the traditional territory of many Indigenous peoples who have cared for these lands and waters since time immemorial. While we recognize that this region is covered by over 40 different treaties, we understand that in many cases these treaties were instruments of colonial dispossession. As educators, we are committed to decolonization, especially in the school system with its terrible history in so-called Canada. Decolonization requires recognizing the impacts of settler colonialism, eurocentrism and white supremacy on Indigenous people and all people of colour. It requires working toward right relations by respecting Indigenous teachings; honouring Indigenous relations with land, water, and all forms of life; and, where appropriate, learning from Indigenous teachers. May we do so with humility, gratitude, and dedication.