Practical Sustainability for Secondary Students

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Secondary students are increasingly concerned about the environment, as the worldwide climate strikes have shown. As educators, we can address this concern in a positive way, by empowering our students to take action in their daily lives. In fact, a teenager practicing sustainable consumer behaviours can make a bigger difference to their family’s annual environmental footprint than an adult would by switching to an electric car! Learning to live more sustainably also imparts key life skills that students can draw on as they transition to adulthood, including financial planning, nutrition and household resource management. In this session, discover practical sustainability skills and how you can use them in the classroom, as a whole school and as a pathway to community engagement. You will even have the opportunity to try some sustainable living skills in a hands-on form you can share with your students!


Objectives and Outcomes

  • Discover how key life skills can empower students to make a significant difference to the environment
  • Leave with strategies for using sustainable living skills in your subject area, your school and the wider community
  • Practise hands-on skills you can share with your students

Additional Information

SKU CONF2020KAH
Session Session 2 - 11:00am - 12:45pm
Day Day 4
Topic Sustainability

Secondary students are increasingly concerned about the environment, as the worldwide climate strikes have shown. As educators, we can address this concern in a positive way, by empowering our students to take action in their daily lives. In fact, a teenager practicing sustainable consumer behaviours can make a bigger difference to their family’s annual environmental footprint than an adult would by switching to an electric car! Learning to live more sustainably also imparts key life skills that students can draw on as they transition to adulthood, including financial planning, nutrition and household resource management. In this session, discover practical sustainability skills and how you can use them in the classroom, as a whole school and as a pathway to community engagement. You will even have the opportunity to try some sustainable living skills in a hands-on form you can share with your students!


Objectives and Outcomes

  • Discover how key life skills can empower students to make a significant difference to the environment
  • Leave with strategies for using sustainable living skills in your subject area, your school and the wider community
  • Practise hands-on skills you can share with your students