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What is Geo-Literacy?

In our modern, globally interconnected society, it is more important than ever that people understand the world around them. For that reason, National Geographic is committed to advancing geo-literacy in the U.S. and around the world. 

Geo-literacy is the understanding of Earth systems and interconnections that we all need to make good decisions. Whether we are making decisions about where to live, what precautions to take for natural hazards, or how to set up a manufacturing supply chain, we are all called upon to make decisions that require geo-literacy throughout our lives. 

On this page, you can find out more about geo-literacy, why it is important, and how you can participate in National Geographic’s geo-literacy efforts.

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The Geo-Literacy Page

The Geo-Literacy Page

Join a community of people interested in geo-literacy, an initiative to prepare young citizens for 21st century decision-making.

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Videos about Geo-Literacy

What is Geo-literacy?

What is Geo-literacy?

Geo-literacy is a new term for a long-standing idea consisting of three components: interactions, interconnections, and implications.

Why is Geo-literacy Important?

Why is Geo-literacy Important?

Geo-literacy can reduce the costs of bad decision-making and provide the foundation for positive breakthroughs.