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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


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Jan 31 Street Children‘s Day, 2020: Fri


School strike for climate[edit]

School strike for climate, also known in various regions as Fridays for the Future, Youth for climate or Youth strike 4 climate, is a growing international movement of children and students leaving their school to take part in demonstrations for climate action.

The first school strike for climate was started by Greta Thunberg staging an action outside the Swedish Riksdag (parliament), holding a sign that read "Skolstrejk för klimatet" or "school strike for climate" during August 2018. W

Schools for Climate Action

Why it matters[edit]

article needed, see also Appropedia's Education article


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



Climate curriculum[edit]


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


Project: What Makes a Town Sustainable? The Economics Network


Earth Day

News and comment[edit]



Jan 13 New Zealand schools to teach students about climate crisis, activism and 'eco anxiety' [1]


Dec 8 "A climate crisis curriculum for the climate strike generation" - free online and designed by Thoughtbox [2]

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Oct 10 How has Denmark become regularly the happiest nation in the world? Empathy classes at school help [3]

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Jul 30 North East England: England region plans world-first for climate change teaching [4]

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Jun 11 Italy becomes first country to require climate change studies in schools [5]


How the 'Walking School Bus' promotes a safe and healthy commute for kids, Jan 29 [6]

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Concordia University's discussion series brings Montreal residents together for shared learning, Jan 24 [7]


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Victoria (Australia): Monash to become Australia’s first 100 per cent renewable energy powered university, Oct 9 [8]

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Schools are going green and here is how, Sep 12 [9]


Hungary: Make universities, students and communities work together – a how-to, Jun 27 [10]


Could Urban Farms Be the Preschools of the Future?, March 7 [11]

This preschool doubles as an urban farm, Feb 25 [12]

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


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