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Lewis, Robin A.; Kenerson, Mollie J.; Sorrentino, Carmen; Rowse, Tarah H. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
This article reports findings from the preliminary assessment of the Sustainable Living and Learning Community (SLLC) Programme, a yearlong and sustainability-focused living and learning programme. Using a multimethod approach that triangulates its findings based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of surveys, pre- and post-programme…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Living Learning Centers, Experiential Learning
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Scoffham, Stephen; Consorte-McCrea, Adriana – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Despite mounting evidence of global environmental stress, many educationalists appear to be discounting warnings of ecological collapse from scientists, futurists and community leaders. One way of promoting sustainability awareness may be to combine cognitive reasoning with emotional awareness. This article considers the complex dynamics relating…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Consciousness Raising, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Taylor, Jim – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
A 'Sustainability Commons' is a place to try out sustainable living (Taylor & Westerman, 2013). It is also a place that anyone can visit and experiment with low-carbon technologies, which are usually very simple and inexpensive, and are being used locally for the benefit of the community and the environment. This article reflects on the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Social Environment, Sustainable Development, Consciousness Raising
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Wynveen, Brooklynn J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
Experts agree that overconsumption is a major problem in Western culture today, particularly in the United States. Thus, it is important to promote sustainable behaviour among the general public. However, existing educational programming geared towards promoting such behaviour remains appealing largely to environmentally motivated audiences, as…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Behavior Change
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Mochizuki, Yoko; Bryan, Audrey – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Although the role of education in addressing the challenges of climate change is increasingly recognized, the education sector remains underutilized as a strategic resource to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Education stakeholders in many countries have yet to develop a coherent framework for climate change education (CCE). This article…
Descriptors: Climate, Sustainable Development, Educational Principles, Role of Education
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which came into force in 1993, encourages actions that will guide the way to a sustainable future. It pursues three main goals: (1) conservation of biodiversity; (2) sustainable use of biodiversity; and (3) fair and equitable sharing arising from the use of genetic resources. Article 13…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Conferences (Gatherings), Sustainability, Environmental Education
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Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
As one of 12 members of the drafting committee of Agenda 21's Chapter 36, "Education, Public Awareness and Training", Charles Hopkins reflects on the process of working on the now-famous document. Although it was noncontroversial at the time, Chapter 36 spawned education for sustainable development when it was given to UNESCO to administer within…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Reflection, Educational History
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Vize, Sue – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Traditional communities remain a dominant feature in the Pacific and are key players in land and sea management. Fostering improved climate literacy is therefore essential to equip communities to respond to the current and future challenges posed by climate change in the region. Increased understanding and development of skills to respond to the…
Descriptors: Climate, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Consciousness Raising
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Jackson, M. G. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
Between the Inter-governmental Conference on Environmental Education at Tbilisi in 1977 and the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education at Ahmedabad in 2007, our conception of the challenge posed by the global crises of climate change, environmental destruction, social disintegration, poverty, natural resources exhaustion and…
Descriptors: World Views, Environmental Education, Climate, Sustainable Development
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Sakurai, Hiro – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article is the edited text of the presentation made by the author at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia, 3-9 December 2009. The session was titled "Healing the Earth with Care and Concern: Religious Responses to the Earth Charter". The article highlights some of the efforts that the Soka Gakkai International (SGI)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consciousness Raising, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment)
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Bradshaw, Wilson G.; Shepard, Joseph – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
The mission statement at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) commits the university to the pursuit of academic excellence and the promotion of environmental sustainability. One of the university's guiding principles recognises that "informed and engaged citizens are essential to the creation of a civil and sustainable society." The…
Descriptors: Position Papers, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Monroe, Martha C.; Oxarart, Annie; McDonell, Lauren; Plate, Richard – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
As environmental issues become more complex, the public may be less interested in becoming knowledgeable enough to participate in decision-making. Yet its input can be critically important in some community-based issues. A community forum is one tool designed to provide information, enable participants to ask questions to experts and create an…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Community Information Services, Community Coordination
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Fien, John; Neil, Cameron; Bentley, Matthew – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
This paper provides the rationale for a new education for sustainable development (ESD) project being developed in Australia. Titled "Project otherWISE," it seeks to build the capacity of young Australians to be agents of change towards sustainable lifestyles in their communities. The rationale for the project is grounded in three themes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Youth, Conservation (Environment)
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Pigozzi, Mary Joy – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Education has a central role to play in attaining sustainable development--by inculcating values that encourage sustainable practices. To play this role effectively, education should go beyond developing cognitive understanding and ability, and address the economic, social and other dimensions of learning as well. Quality education and education…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Paden, Mary – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
The UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Africa has spearheaded development of a draft regional strategy for the implementation of the UNDESD in sub-Saharan Africa. The strategy aims to harmonize implementation of ESD; broaden public awareness; promote an education system that enhances African culture, especially when it contributes to…
Descriptors: African Culture, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Technical Education