I was once asked if we should be saving or savoring the natural world. The question seems to suggest that we need to choose one or the other. I sense a similar concern when I am sometimes asked if sustainability should be introduced at the early childhood level. I hear comments about the need to focus environmental education with young children on a sense of wonder versus “saving the Earth.” I believe it should be both, because this, too, is not a binary choice. I probably would not use the word “sustainability” with preschool children, nor tell them to save the Earth. I would, however, focus on both saving and savoring the natural world, because that is in the best interests of children and Planet Earth. 

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