Education for sustainability happens both within the curriculum and through the management systems of the institution, with the environment around the school being as important as that within the buildings. ‘Top tips for schools to engage with biodiversity‘ contains a wealth of useful contacts. Archived at: http//www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-00227-2010 What’s your story?
In describing their global sustainability workshop for schools Go Green workshops offer an insight into the delivery of compelling learning experiences around issues of sustainability. Creativity, resourcefulness, a global perspective and joined up thinking, combined by a trusted adult; providing the impetus for new learning, to be embedded later by teachers with pupils.
David Orr observed that unsustainable societies are created by highly qualified people; if education impacts sustainability, higher education is disproportionately significant. This goes beyond greening university buildings to consider whether curricula support or hinder sustainability. As Hannah illustrates, we need to engage motivated individuals with decision makers and everyone between.