Education is humanity’s best hope and most effective means in the quest to achieve sustainable development. This powerful statement was made in 1997 in the UNESCO report, Educating for a Sustainable Future. Five years later, it was brought to the attention of the world leaders at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, paving the way to the establishment of the United Nations Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (2005 – 2014). UNESCO was designated as the lead agency for implementing the Decade.
Early childhood practitioners have been aware for many years that birth to 5 years is where the foundation of life long learning takes place, and it was towards the end of this 10 year period that sustainability education became mandatory in all early learning environments. Early childhood educators are tasked with this responsibility and what a wonderful responsibility it is! I love the idea of having a life that is purposeful. That what we do matters and impacts others positively!
If your teaching career spans 30 years and we affect one child with positive sustainability behaviours, dispositions and ways of being, and that one child affects another person in their lifetime, our impact as educators is exponential. Each and every day we have children within our reach that we can help develop into earth citizens. What an amazing opportunity this is for building the next generation of earth warriors.
Read the full UNESCO report here – http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001593/159355e.pdf
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