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03 Education for Sustainability

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Education and Informed Decision-making.
Fundamentally, this is what it’s all about. Without the knowledge, the information, necessary to decide to act otherwise, to act in favour of sustainability, to act ‘planet-wise’, all other efforts are futile.

Why legislate if no-one cares because knows really why they should care?

Why finance if no-one on the other end knows what role the innovation/technology/product/service plays in the greater scheme of things?

Why do anything if no-one understands their role in the greater scheme of things?

Sustainability education and communication cut across social, economic and environmental sustainability. Education is at the core of a widespread awareness of our environmental impacts, and what lifestyle changes we can begin to make.

We Started Here:

Education for Sustainability and Global Learning

http://esd.escalate.ac.uk/

And also recommend:

Education for Sustainability – Professional Learning Hub

https://www.efslearninghub.net.au/

The London South Bank University is a UN Regional Centre of Excellence in EfS/ESD, and offers the following resources:

EfS Knowledge Hub

http://www.efsknowledge.t83.net/

Their excellent knowledge resources at:

http://www.efsknowledge.t83.net/#/knowledge-sources/4548235907

Education for Sustainability (EfS) programme at LSBU, an internationally-recognised pioneer in EfS:

http://www.efslsbu.moonfruit.com/

London Regional Centre of Excellence in Education for Sustainable Development 

http://londonrce.yolasite.com/

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Above Image, Eco-Literacy Map, courtesy of and with enormous thanks to EcoLabs, graphics for ecological literacy in higher education. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecolabs/

Part of the Problem? or Part of the Solution?

Rampant consumerism.
Widespread unsustainable lifestyles.
Unsustainable business practices.
Damaging and unsustainable travel and transport.
Extensive environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.
...
These are some of the problems we face.
...
Energy crisis.
Financial crisis.
Uneducated and un-empowered.
Environmental damage.
Food and water shortage.
Climate change.
...
Are you part of the problem,
Or are you part of the solution?

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