Ecoliteracy in education has its origin in Fritjof Capra's ongoing efforts to foster ecological awareness through K-12 education. To aim for becoming "ecoliterate" means getting to understand organizational principles of ecological communities and subsequently to be able to structure human communities in accord with the same principles, especially as regards learning communities both within and without schools. As Capra explains, ecology derives from the Greek oikos that means household in the broadest sense and represents the field of study of the relationships connecting all members of the household understood in the context of whole human community. The ethical dimension is part and parcel of sustaining humanity itself, and it is becoming-ethical in a particular Deleuzian sense that is crucial for bringing ecoliteracy into education.
Multiple Literacies Theory: A Deleuzian Perspective p. 93-104