According to J-A, “Among all known renewable energies the most efficient and the only one of its kind capable of regenerating infinitely producing “zero environmental harm” is EDUCATION. This type of energy is an inexhaustible supply of knowledge that spreads from person to person covering vast extensions of area resulting in massive social, environmental and economical progress.”
Utopian? Certainly — but it’s a bold statement, and one worth pursuing. While it is often said that education is the energy of change, it clearly does not follow that education produces “zero environmental harm.” Countless “educated” decisions have had catastrophic effects on our environment. But what if education actually were an infinite, indestructible, quantifiable unit like energy — what if we could objectively measure it, harvest it, stockpile it? Would we have an education Manhattan Project? An education A-bomb? An education arms race? Or would we conserve it, sustain it, and find ways to compound it, transport it and distribute it equally for the benefit of all mankind?