Healing Earth is a free, online environmental science textbook for upper-level secondary school and beginning college students produced by the International Jesuit Ecology Project.
This publication is the first of its kind in bringing together members of the worldwide Jesuit education network for a common mission with the goal of offering its readers a holistic view of environmental problems and a hopeful, action-oriented response at the local level. The textbook presents environmental challenges in each chapter on biodiversity, natural resources, energy, water, food, and climate change. It also aims to look closely at personal lifestyle choices and public policies and ask: which choices and policies best promote the well-being of the natural world and the human beings who depend upon it? This approach helps its readers think ethically in studying environmental science.
The textbook, currently in English, is being translated into different languages, including Spanish and French, which will be available in late 2016.