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Literacy is the ‘taken for granted’ background of our civilisation. Today it has become equally vital for everyone to acquire environmental literacy, and this is as yet far from taken for granted, indeed most people are blind to the dependence we have on the natural world. With the planetary crisis of climate change upon us and the grave loss of biodiversity consequent on human activity, It is important to change this and allow people to experience how dependant we all are on a living planet. An ecologically literate society would be a sustainable one which did not destroy the natural environment on which they depend. References: “Eco Literacy”, Fritjof Capra; David Orr; “Environmental Literacy and New Digital Audiences”, Pat Brereton –