Learning environmental justice and adult education in a Scottish community campaign against fish farming
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Crowther, J., Hemmi, A. & Scandrett, E. (2012) Learning environmental justice and adult education in a Scottish community campaign against fish farming, Local Environment, vol. 17, , pp. 115-130,
Community campaigns against local sources of pollution and environmental degradation form the building blocks of movements for environmental justice. They also constitute important locations for people to learn about the environment and obtain outlooks, knowledge and skills with which to tackle pollution and address sustainable alternatives. The learning which occurs is usually informal and involves collective learning for action. A challenge to formal educators is to be able to support such learning. This account is of the learning which has been achieved during a community campaign against fish farming in the community of Scoraig in Wester Ross, north-west Scotland. We identify a complex diversity of learning within the community, involving information-gathering and critical analysis, between those active in the campaign and those supportive but less active, and in interaction between formal and informal education.