It isn’t about planting a garden, keeping worms, creating a compost heap or keeping chickens. These things are simply the forum by which you can practice sustainability. These are if you like, the end product or evidence of sustainability in action. No wonder then that sustainability is a learning-by-doing process. Becoming sustainable requires a change in thinking, an inner shift which cannot be seen with the physical eye, only experienced. A shift in thinking, in your values and your priorities.
Never mind professional development. In so many ways sustainability is a portal for personal development. When was the last time your boss paid you to attend a personal development program? Yerrrr.. never! This is the unique opportunity sustainability provides us with.
This is why the educators of this world are so fortunate to be practising professionals at this particular time in human history. Not only are we being paid to educate ourselves in the Green Sector, we are also tasked with educating young people while they are still forming their foundational like, dislikes, wants, needs and desires. There exists huge influence and impact potential.
Do you really want to know why growing a garden or keeping chooks is good for you not just as a professional educator but as a human being? Sure, it will tick off assessment and rating requirements for sure and it’ll keep the boss happy (for now!) but don’t you want to explore the deeper “why?” for you?
Enquire now and schedule your personal and professional development with Backyard in a Box.
Backyard in a Box is able to make sustainability education resources accessible and affordable. Educators are also granted access to the Backyard Member Library (visit the guest library) which contains information and resources that support and drive educators and sustainability initiatives within centres and communities.
To find out more about the Backyard in a Box resources and how these can help you implement sustainability and chance culture in your centre visit www.backyardinabox.com.au