World Teachers’ Day 2014: Invest in the future, invest in teachers!

Tweet     UNESCO and partners working to provide every learner with professionally-trained, motivated and well-supported teachers … - Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General Teachers are an investment for the future of countries. What today’s children will face in adult life cannot be predicted and so the teachers of today and tomorrow need the skills, knowledge and support that will enable them to meet the diverse learning needs of every girl and boy. This year on 5 October , we celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Teachers’ ...Read more

Local ‘ambassador’ wins award for work on Our Canada Project

Tweet June 24, 2014 Tanya Nestoruk’s work with young people as an ambassador for the Our Canada Project won her an award and an invitation to perform the same service in September. Tanya Nestoruk performed so well as an ambassador for the Our Canada Project (OCP) that she’s won an award and been invited to be an ambassador again in September. Nestoruk got the good news in an email from Amanda Palumbo, project coordinator for Learning for a Sustainable Future at York University. It ...Read more

Sustainability in the classroom

Tweet When it comes to teaching environmental and social responsibility, schools are relying on students to do the heavy lifting. October 1, 2014 It’s been two years since I left my post at Corporate Knights to pursue a career in environmental education. Today, as program manager of EcoMentors, the environmental youth leadership program established by Earth Day Canada (EDC), I work with people between the ages of 14 and 25 who have no shortage of ideas to change the status quo. The energy and ingenuity ...Read more

2014 UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) – Launching of the Global Action Programme

Tweet The 2014 UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will mark the end of the UN Decade of ESD (2005-2014) and see the launch of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD. The conference will take place from 10-12 November 2014 in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. The Conference will celebrate the achievements of the Decade, and identify lessons learnt while setting the stage for the future of ESD.It will also showcase initiatives, key players, networks and ideas that the Decade ...Read more

Montgomery Village PS recognized by Learning for a Sustainable Future

Tweet Wednesday, June 27, 2014 Montgomery Village Public School (MVPS) in Orangeville has received an Honourble Mention for the 2014 Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability. The non-profit charity Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) uses the award to recognize schools that have responded to community challenges with creativity, responsible citizenship and innovative action. To learn more about why MVPS was recognized, check out this interview with Grade 3/4 teacher Marc Mailhot. View the original story from the Upper Grand District ...Read more

Royal Vale recognized by Learning for a Sustainable Future

Tweet Thursday, June 19, 2014 The results of the 2014 Learning for a Sustainable Future Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability are in! From over 100 amazing school action projects, Royal Vale and its project was selected to receive an Honourable Mention. The selection committee was deeply impressed by their student garden project and the commitment shown to sustainability in their local community. View the original story from the English Montreal School Board’s monthly bulletin, Fielding Focus (Vol. 16 No.11). For more ...Read more

Grand Prairie Daily Herald Tribune: Comp Team Wins Envirothon Title

Tweet Comp Team Wins Envirothon Title Monday, June 2, 2014, 6:07:11 MDT PM Supplied The Composite High team of Kajal Patel, Telsey Mclandress, Victoria Sajtovich, Moira Muir, Jyler Menard and teacher supervisor Roberta Bater earned first place at Alberta Envirothon this year. The Alberta Envirothon trophy has returned to the Grande Prairie Composite High School. The competition, run by the Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development department, aims at creating awareness of natural resource and environmental issues amongst Albertan teenagers. Once a year, high schools ...Read more

Calderstone Middle School receives 2014 Learning for a Sustainable Future Jack Layton Award

Tweet Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Congratulations to students at Calderstone Middle School who are first place award winners of the 2014 LSF (Learning for a Sustainable Future) Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability! For their project, students from the Leaders for the Environment, Agriculture…our Future (LEAF) club participated in various discussions focusing on topics including the benefits of urban farming, the importance of healthy living and food industry careers. In June, LEAF planned and participated in a “Healthy Iron Chef” ...Read more

Jack Layton Award for Youth Action and Sustainability: 2013-2014 Results

Tweet Learning for a Sustainable Future is excited to announce the winners and runner-ups of the Jack Layton Award!  The Recipients of the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability have taken steps towards a sustainable future through responsible citizenship with creative and innovative action in their community. This year over 100 sustainability action projects were completed.  Seven of these projects have been honoured by the LSF Jack Layton Award: The Winning Prize of $500 towards another sustainability project has been awarded to: Calderstone ...Read more

Water Docs @ School Action Projects 2015 – Register for Webinars on June 10 & 17

Tweet Last year, Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF), in partnership with EcoLogos Institute, conducted a pilot program called Water Docs @ School, a hands-on, interdisciplinary program for Grade 8 classes that explores local water issues. This year, we are expanding this successful program. Twenty classes will have the opportunity to explore local water issues through action and film. Participating students will: discover water issues affecting their local community develop action projects to address the issue capture their success in a documentary, and compete for ...Read more

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