Enviroschools is working towards a vision to have a generation of innovative and motivated young people, who instinctively think and act sustainably. It does this through a whole school approach to environmental education. Students develop skills, understanding, knowledge and confidence through planning, designing and creating a sustainable school. Action projects undertaken by enviroschools have both environmental and educational outcomes that benefit the school and the wider community.
Enviroschools takes a holistic approach to environmental education. This approach is also known as education for a sustainable future, education for sustainable development or sustainable education. Whatever the title it is a big subject! An effective learning process would aim to:
- Help people think creatively ... AND not just from their own worldview but acknowledging other perspectives.
- Lead to action on current sustainability issues ... AND involve planning and decision-making by people of all ages.
- Result in long-term behavior change ... AND critical reflection on lifestyle choices, attitudes, and values.
For more information contact the Environmental Programmes Advisor by email or phone 546 0200.