Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, June 2010
About this document
Corporate objectives around sustainability can be supported by adopting an 'education for sustainability' approach.
The premise behind education for sustainability is that the challenges organisations face in making a fundamental shift in their operations are different from challenges they have faced in the past. In order to make this shift, a different type of change process is needed. Change for sustainability requires a learning or education approach to better equip people to think about the future, understand the complex systems involved and empower them to work together to achieve sustainable outcomes.
The four case studies presented in this document demonstrate how organisations have begun to incorporate education for sustainability into their strategy, policy formulation and everyday operations to achieve sustainable outcomes. By sharing their experiences, Yarra Valley Water, the National Australia Bank, Bankstown City Council, and Amcor aim to encourage others to rethink how they can take action for a sustainable future.