|Education for Sustainable Communities|
Education for Sustainable Communities.
We need to unite to imagine and co-create a new system, for a new world. Thus was born the term "Education for Sustainable Communities”.
Education for Sustainable Communities is defined as learning that prepares all young people and equips all adults to live lives that are healthy, fulfilling, and productive. Students become co-creators of their own education with teachers, faculty, and mentors in the classroom and beyond. Education for Sustainable Communities emphasizes the role and responsibility that each of us has to the well-being of our community, economy, and environment.
Education for Sustainable Communities develops the whole person: mind and body, heart and soul. It is real-world, place-based education that enhances innovative thinking, academic achievement, and skill development for the 21st century. It restores our relationship to nature and one another. This increasingly interdependent world requires a new level of respect and cooperation, because our strength lies in the diversity of our professional, cultural, and regional communities. Education for Sustainable Communities believes that life-long learning will prepare us to develop healthy, vibrant communities.
Education for Sustainable Communities seeks to actively create the future by expanding current education programs that are connecting our schools, colleges, businesses, neighborhoods, and communities to real world environmental and systems education. It also seeks to provide the capacity to research and reward new approaches to learning.
Read more about the key concepts and guiding frameworks that form the foundation for E3 Washington’s mission, vision, principles, and engagement:
Seventh Generation Planning
Attributes of 21st Century Residents
The term "Education for Sustainable Communities”