Education for Sustainability

The Framework

Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the Archdiocese of Melbourne is a rich resource for schools and teachers. It addresses a range of topics related to sustainability and it serves as a key guide for reviewing and re-envisaging a school’s day-to-day operations and learning and teaching programs.

It offers clear direction for teachers to create and enact their own positive responses in the classroom and beyond. It also presents some marvelous case studies of schools in the Archdiocese that are already doing great work with students and the community in this important area.

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Stories of Practice

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On Thursday 1 September 2016, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Catholic Education Melbourne launched Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

The resource is a practical guide to support Catholic school communities in developing an action-based response to their understandings of sustainability. The scope of the CEM EfS framework establishes the relationship between the Catholic faith tradition, spirituality and the science of sustainability, incorporating links to the curriculum and pedagogical practice and showing how the EfS can be embedded into rich, multidisciplinary inquiry units of work at all levels.

Continue reading the article from the Director’s eNews Vol 6, No 16 from 9 September 2016 ‘Education for Sustainability’.

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Sustainable Development Goals Resource

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.  Explore our resource Sustainable Development Goals.


Explore the ResourceSmart Schools Curriculum Links.  This resource is for Foundation to Year 6.  Explore the big questions!

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Community Action

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