A significant challenge in developing sustainability education is to ensure the approaches used to do so are themselves sustainable. The presenters at the CoP meeting on the 18th February (Bland Tomkinson, Rosemary Tomkinson, Helen Dobson, Fumi Kitagawa, Alexander Clark, Veronica Sanchez and Anna Hiley) discussed ways in which this challenge has been addressed at the University of Manchester and in collaborations with other UK and international institutions. Read more
In the past, I thought environmental sustainability meant to do more recycling; however, listening to lectures on sustainability has provoked a change in my thoughts and led me to think more deeply about the subject. Sustainability, as I understand it, is the ability to meet current needs without infringing on the ability of future generations to meet their needs (Gruenewald, 2003). Sobel (2004) also supports the idea that sustainability goes beyond the necessity of environment.
How can sustainability education be effectively delivered to children in primary schools in England? Learning to look after our world and living in a way respectful to each other and the environment is one of the most important aspects of a child’s learning. We are all change-makers, so how can we train our youngsters to develop empathy for our environment? Read more
This blog aims to demonstrate the cultural and environmental sustainability of a traditional Chinese handicraft known as sugar sculpture by analyzing a previous literature review. I chose sugar sculpture because it is a traditional Chinese handicraft, and also a popular snack featuring characters such as animals, flowers, humans and so on. Read more
Giant tree grows from a tiny sprout.
A great tower rises from a basket of dirt.
Even the longest journey starts from beneath your feet.
-Lao Tzu (c.605 BCE-c. 535 BCE), Tao Te Ching, ch.64