30 Mar '14, 5pm

Question: Why educate for sustainability..?

Answer: Because we have to learn how to live well in our places without undermining the ability of our places to sustain us over time. If we are to succeed at doing so, then the knowledge, skills and habits-of-mind we need to do so must be cultivated in our schools. The National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability published by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council has the potential to accelerate the shift toward the systemic development of schools that are organized around how students learn, for the future we want. All our children and young people are legally required to be in school during the most favorable time in their lives for learning. If we want a healthy and sustainable future for generations to come, we need to educate for that future. (“All systems are perfectly designed to get the results they get” (Richmond)). Envision a ne...

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