Sustainability education

Sustainability education develops skills, knowledge and values that promote behaviour in support of a sustainable environment. It is not confined to formal schooling. It also occurs in a wide range of non-formal education settings at work and at home.

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Taking Action for the Future

Taking Action for the Future presents four case studies which demonstrate how Yarra Valley Water, the National Australia Bank, Bankstown City Council and Amcor have made successful change for sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Framework

Sustainability Curriculum Framework – a guide for curriculum developers and policy makers. The framework provides information and guidance on how education for sustainability may be effectively incorporated into school curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 10.

National Action Plan for Education for Sustainability

Living Sustainably: the Australian Government's National Action Plan for Education for Sustainability. The aim of the plan is to equip all Australians with the knowledge and skills required to live sustainably.

United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014)

Launched at the UN Headquarters in New York on 1 March 2005 with an address from UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) is now well under way.
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Educating for a Sustainable Future – A National Environmental Education Statement for Australian Schools

The National Environmental Education Statement provides the first ever nationally agreed description of the nature and purpose of environmental education for sustainability through all years of schooling. It also highlights a range of approaches to quality teaching and school administration to enhance sustainability within schools and their communities.
Educating for a Sustainable Future: A National Environmental Education Statement for Australian Schools