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discussing culture and ecology

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I would like for us to discuss the last section which talks about fostering ecological intelligence to lead to revitalizing the local cultural commons. I think I understand on a basic level what the author means by the idea of cultural commons and its connection with ecology, but I realize the idea is much more complex than that. The text says "revitalizing the cultural commons enables people to be less dependent upon a money economy that too often exploits the most vunerable people as well as the environment that future generations depend on". How is this revitalization accomplished? What role does education and higher education have in understanding and implementing these ideas, and does that make these goals less attainable?