GO GREEN - WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?
The United Nations' World Commission on Environment and Development Report, Our Common Future, first defined the term sustainable development as:
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
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What is Sustainable Education?
The Tahoe Center for Sustainable Future (The Center) Sustainability Education Guide, components of sustainable education that include:
A focus on complex relationships between ecological systems, economic structures, and community dynamics. To provide a depth of knowledge and tools with which students, teachers and parents can work toward lasting societal change.
A process on community and project-based, that supports student investigation and participation. To provide teachers and students opportunities to learn by doing, including exposure to diverse viewpoints, and development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
An approach. The integration of new and existing curriculum. To provide a framework for cross curricula collaboration among all disciplines. An evolution of environmental education which includes traditional disciplines such as science, mathematics, social science, and the arts, and integrates environmental, global, and multi-cultural education.
A method of discussion and dialogue to address diverse interests. To provide a process that allows examination of controversial subjects and complex decision-making. Students, teachers, parents, and community leaders will learn communication and dialogue skills that will engage all participants, allowing them to address diverse views, and devise viable solutions to complex problems.
The use of appropriate technology to develop relevant projects. To provide students access to new technology and the tools that help decision-makers more efficient and effective.