What is education for sustainability?
ARIES has produced a comprehensive brochure outlining what education for sustainability is all about.
The brochure was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts to describe the components of education for sustainability, give examples of recent achievements in Australia, and suggest some positive ways forward. It also includes information about the current United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005–2014.
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
World Commission on the Environment and Development (1987)
Education for sustainability goes beyond providing information about the environment. It is a process which motivates and engages people in creating sustainable futures, by building competence and providing a change strategy to assist people and organisations to move towards sustainability.
Education for Sustainability: The role of education in engaging and equipping people for change.
Download the brochure (PDF <1 MB).