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Sustainability
-the key to life
By Marilyn Snider
Hands up…
…if you were taught that
sustainability was about recycling
and looking after the environment
What does this story tell us about sustainability?
“Live simply so others can simply live”
“…Sustainable development meets
the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future
generations to meet th...
How do we decide
whose needs are met?
Models of sustainability
Looking at models and evaluating their function
United Nations on
Education for Sustainable Development
There can be few more pressing and critical goals for the future o...
Curitiba - a case study
“If you want to make life better for people make the cities better for people.” Jaime Learner
Australian Curriculum
Sustainability-
a cross curriculum priority
-applying links to the
Sustainability Curriculum
What would this look like in
Geography ?
History ?
Science ?
English ?
Civics and Citizenship ?
This module, Sustainability-the key to life looks at the interrelationship
between economy, society and environment with c...
Sustainability the key to life
Sustainability the key to life
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There can be few more pressing and critical goals for the future of humankind than to ensure steady improvement in the quality of life for this and future generations, in a way that respects our common heritage – the planet we live on… Education for sustainable development…challenges individuals, institutions and societies to view tomorrow as a day that belongs to all of us, or it will not belong to anyone.

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Sustainability the key to life

  1. 1. Sustainability -the key to life By Marilyn Snider
  2. 2. Hands up… …if you were taught that sustainability was about recycling and looking after the environment
  3. 3. What does this story tell us about sustainability?
  4. 4. “Live simply so others can simply live”
  5. 5. “…Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“ — from the World Commission on Environment and Developments (the Brundtland Commission) report Our Common Future (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987).
  6. 6. How do we decide whose needs are met?
  7. 7. Models of sustainability Looking at models and evaluating their function
  8. 8. United Nations on Education for Sustainable Development There can be few more pressing and critical goals for the future of humankind than to ensure steady improvement in the quality of life for this and future generations, in a way that respects our common heritage – the planet we live on… Education for sustainable development…challenges individuals, institutions and societies to view tomorrow as a day that belongs to all of us, or it will not belong to anyone.
  9. 9. Curitiba - a case study “If you want to make life better for people make the cities better for people.” Jaime Learner
  10. 10. Australian Curriculum Sustainability- a cross curriculum priority -applying links to the Sustainability Curriculum
  11. 11. What would this look like in Geography ? History ? Science ? English ? Civics and Citizenship ?
  12. 12. This module, Sustainability-the key to life looks at the interrelationship between economy, society and environment with case studies, activities and resources. There are primary level, secondary level and professional versions Please contact marilyn@bethinkglobal.com.au for further information

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