Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEE)

NEWS FLASH!! World's Largest Lesson for the Global Goals

In September 2015, World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. To realise these Goals everyone, however young they are, needs to take part. So join the movement, teach young people about the Goals and encourage them to become the generation that changed the world.

Take part in the World's Largest Lesson during the week of 18 September 2016.

Go to worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org for everything you need to introduce the Global Goals to young people, take part and take action.

Sustainability and Environmental Education

The Sustainability and Environmental Education Program aims to educate staff, schools and the community on sustainability and environmental issues and develop the capacity of individuals or groups to create sustainable behaviour change. This program is designed to assist participating member Councils to meet their strategic objectives and outcomes, as well as providing key support to other plans and programs.

The City of Bayswater and Shire of Mundaring are currently participating in the program. A key priority for both councils this year is the development of a schools 'resource pack' which will assist schools to identify and engage with education for sustainability resources, tools and information, as well as support schools on their sustainability journey.

Recent projects undertaken include:

  • Conducting a staff sustainability awareness competition, called "Mythbusting May" for the Shire of Mundaring.
  • Collaborating with Sustainable Schools -- Western Australia, a whole-school planning framework for Education for Sustainability (EfS) that has been developed 'by schools, for schools', to identify opportunities for local government involvement with schools.
  • Organising annual Community Sustainability Workshops for the City of Bayswater. Seven workshops were held in 2015, attended by a total of 176 participants. Workshop topics included Retrofitting your Home to Save Energy, Foodscaping, Solar Power Basics, Green Cleaning at home, Basic Bike Maintenance, Water Efficiency at Home, and Reduce and Recycle Resources at Home.

For further information please contact:

Joanne Woodbridge - Environment and Sustainability Coordinator
Phone: (08) 9424 2243
Email: joanne.woodbridge@emrc.org.au

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