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This article includes information from earlier versions of the Sustainable community action wiki. There may be a case for merging this article with Education. If you would like to discuss this proposal, please comment via the talk page

What communities can do[edit]

Overview, see right hand column for more

  • Eco-Schools
  • Permaculture
  • Sustainability education centres
  • Adult education courses
  • School breakfast clubs
  • promote sustainable and safe travel to school

Why it matters[edit]

article needed, see also Appropedia's Education article

Eco-Schools[edit]

Eco-Schools is an international programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that aims to empower students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-oriented learning. Each school follows a seven step change process and empowers their young people to lead processes and actions wherever they can. Over time and through commitment to the Eco-Schools seven-step process, improvements will be seen in both the learning outcomes, attitude and behaviour of students and the local community and ultimately the local environment. Evidence of success in these areas will eventually lead to a school being awarded ‘The Green Flag’.

Eco-Schools has been implemented in 58 countries, involving 46,000 schools. W

School breakfast club[edit]

A School breakfast club is a provision for children to eat a healthy breakfast in a safe environment before their first class. The term "breakfast club" is commonly used to describe such facilities in the United Kingdom.

Breakfast clubs are generally considered to enhance both academic performance and behavior, especially for children whose parents might not otherwise be able to afford to provide them with regular meals. Breakfast provision is however less prevalent compared with school lunch, both in the UK and worldwide. As of 2013, only about half the school children in the UK have access to a breakfast club.

Attendance of a breakfast club is not mandatory; many parents prefer to feed their children at home. The clubs are often run by schools, but can also be community run. Schools themselves are the most common location for breakfast clubs, but they can also be found in churches, community halls or even commercial premises. Breakfast clubs are sometimes open to children from more than one school. W

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Resources[edit]

Quotes[edit]

"We don’t see things as they are,
we see them as we are." Anais Nin

Research[edit]

Project: What Makes a Town Sustainable? The Economics Network

Video[edit]

News and comment[edit]

2017

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Hungary: Make universities, students and communities work together – a how-to, Jun 27 [1]

2016

Could Urban Farms Be the Preschools of the Future?, March 7 [2]

This preschool doubles as an urban farm, Feb 25 [3]

See also[edit]

  • local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages


Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Problem-based learning and Ecological Economics, Workers' Educational Association

Wikiversity, a Wikimedia Foundation project that supports learning communities, their learning materials, and resulting activities. It differs from more structured projects such as Wikipedia in that it instead offers a series of tutorials, or courses, for the fostering of learning, rather than formal content. W

WikiEducator, international online community project for the collaborative development of learning materials, which educators are free to reuse, adapt and share without restriction. W

External links[edit]

  • Foundation for Environmental Education, non-governmental, non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development through environmental education. FEE is active in five programmes; Blue Flag, Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE), Learning about Forests (LEAF) and Green Key. W


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. transitionnetwork.org
  2. citylab.com
  3. fastcoexist.com


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