ecological self one's ecological self, as I use and theorize it in this dissertation, refers to the self that is open to insights from the more-than-human world (see Abram, 1996). This openness (which I refer to as porosity), can be experienced as an invisible identity marker that finds its expression in socially legitimized ways such as the desire to go for a walk, garden, hike, engage in art, photography, etc.., or in less legitimized ways such as engagement in dialogue with trees, birds, rocks or other spirit beings. Nurturing this self, just might provide the missing piece to educational programs that wish to foster environmental sustainability.