MINOB offers free educational materials developed to raise public awareness of the environmental and socio-economic conflicts and impacts associated with extractivism. The need to raise awareness and disseminate information about mining from alternative and evidence-based perspective supported by historical and scientific facts is particularly necessary at this time, given the intense activity aimed at creating a favourable state of opinion by erasing or minimising the negativities associated with extractivism.
The materials offered here are the result of the generous collaboration of environmental educators, illustrators, primary, secondary and university teachers, environmental activists and historians. Built from the perspective of education for sustainability, they aim to foster a critical and reactive attitude towards the vision of mining projected by much of the industry and certain institutions, in order to empower society to defend its land, its health and its future.
A fox cub's nightmare awakens readers to extractivist destruction and the responsibility to defend land and nature. Mountain dreamer is a story about open-pit mining written by Jo Jefferson and illustrated by James Sandham. The book also includes 14 pages of fun research, reflection and colour-in activities to help kids (and grown ups!) develop critical thinking around the problems of mining and how to confront them. The book is a response to the call for imaginings on a world without extractivism made by the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN) and was launched during the 2022 Camp in Defence of Barroso.