Incredible work is being done all over the world by social workers addressing issues at the nexus of community and environmental sustainability. We hope this book will inspire you, whether you have been involved with these issues for decades, or you are new to and curious about the topic. This volume of the workbook series focuses primarily on Indigenous voices and knowledge, ecotherapeutic practices, and the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability in social work. As allies with Indigenous peoples, we aim for this workbook resource to make space for those working to decolonize, especially within the social work profession in education, research, and practice. This book is formatted as a workbook, with short lessons accompanied by exercises that help you apply the lessons theoretically and in your own practice. It is intended as a tool for international social work practitioners, students, and educators to help advance the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development theme of working toward environmental sustainability. We hope that by making this workbook available, we are enabling climate justice issues to be acknowledged as urgent and repositioned as central to social work in particular, and to life in general.

Editors: Meredith Powers and Michaela Rinkel

Dedication p.11

Foreword: Embracing Whenua, Manaakitanga, and Ukaipo in Social Work Practice p.12
By Miriama Scott

Preface: To ‘Save’ or ‘Savor’ the World? It’s Both p.23
By Meredith Powers and Michaela Rinkel

Chapter 1: Developing Critical Self-Awareness to Incorporate Sustainability into Worldviews p.30
By Michaela Rinkel and Peter Mataira

Chapter 2: Holistic Ecosocial Work: A Model for Transformative Change through Being, Knowing and Doing p.46
By Heather Boetto, Karen Bell and Karen Kime

Chapter 3: Challenges of a Sustainable Development Approach to Social Work in a Danish Welfare State Context p.58
By Gordon Vincenti

Chapter 4: Advocating for Social and Environmental Justice and Human Rights: Listening to Indigenous Voices p.73
By Michelle Martin and Pedro Quiroga-MenÈndez

Chapter 5: Towards an Integration of Indigenous Knowledge and Social Work Strategies in Coping with Climate Change: An Afro-sensed Approach p.93
By Mogomme Alpeheus Masoga and Alucia Lulu Shokane

Chapter 6: Critical Indigenous Pedagogy of Place: Claiming Place at Multiple Levels in Sustainability and Social Work Practice p.105
By Alma M.O. Trinidad

Chapter 7: Wise Practices with Indigenous Australians: Adapting to a Changing Planet p.117
By Karen Kime, Heather Boetto and Karen Bell

Chapter 8: Social Work on Social and Environmental Issues in Communities that are Under Military Occupation p. 133
By Issa B&B. Rabadi

Chapter 9: Sustainable Community Development Practices through Environmental Protection in Zambia p.144
By Fred Moonga

Chapter 10: Partnership Approaches to Address the Impacts of Environmental, Social, and Economic Injustices on Mental Wellbeing with the Traveller Community in Ireland p.156
By Kerry Cuskelly, Thomas McCann, and Nick Murphy

Chapter 11: Charting Strategies to Social Sustainability: Lessons from Community Environmental Struggles p.171
By Ariella Cwikel and Edith Blit-Cohen

Chapter 12: Aging and Sustainability p.193
By Lola Casal-S·nchez

Chapter 13: Youth Empowerment through Interdisciplinary Outreach p.200
By Leigh Tatum, Sadie Weiss, Lisa Reyes Mason, Evan Norton, Jessica Thompson, Michael Camponovo, Jon Hathaway, Yingkui Li, Robert Washington-Allen, and Madhuri Sharma

Chapter 14: Environmental Sustainability through Interdisciplinary Partnerships with Community-Based Interventions p.211
By Parlalis K. Stavros, Kounnamas Constantinos, Andreou Marios, and Eliades Nicolas-George

Chapter 15: Promoting Mental Health: Engagement with the Environment as a Source of Solutions and Inspiration p.226
By Dagmar Narusson, Lauris Geurden, and Helen Kool

Chapter 16: Teaching Environmental Empathy in the Social Work Curriculum p.243
By Jack W. Wheeler

Chapter 17: Reconnecting with the Earth p.255
By Sandra Engstrom

Chapter 18: The Mighty Powers of Mud: Eco-Therapeutic Practices for Personal and Professional Development p.264
By Meredith C.F. Powers and Justin Harmon

Appendix A: Translation of Chapter 4 (Spanish) p.276
Appendix B: Translation of Chapter 9 (Chitonga) p. 295
Appendix C: Translation of Chapter 11 (Hebrew) p.309
Appendix D: Translation of Chapter 12 (Spanish) p.328
Appendix E: Translation of Chapter 14 (Greek) p.336
Appendix F: Translation of Chapter 15 (Estonian) p.354