By its very nature, the Montessori environment is beautiful. The use of natural objects and light add peace, harmony, and balance. They also enhance the awareness of the natural world. The Montessori teacher helps extend this awareness far beyond the immediate environment to the entire universe. She presents the universe to the children as a whole concept, from the beginning of time to the present. And the children come to understand how the universe, and more specifically the earth, is ever changing.
Today, with the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, it becomes vital piece of Montessori’s cosmic vision that we take responsibility for our impact on the earth and attempts to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible.