Alignment between the vision and the learning environment is important to bring learning for sustainable development to life. How do users of the building, plaza, cafeteria, and classrooms perceive that sustainable thinking and practice matter? This can be done in many ways. Think of renewable energy, recycling, a healthy, sustainable canteen, a repair shop and classrooms and plazas with lots of greenery. This creates a school that breathes sustainability.
As a school, you also demonstrate the values you strive for in your policy and business operations. Think of facilitating sustainable transport, green ICT, circular construction or renovation and the use of sustainability criteria when entering into contracts for purchasing, energy or cleaning.
Thereby, the challenge is also to connect concrete sustainability challenges of the school organization with curriculum education, by letting students and pupils think, learn and help realize them. In addition to these examples, you also see schools paying attention to social aspects of sustainability. After all, the aforementioned Sustainable Development Goals are also about, for example, participation, equality, inclusion and dealing with diversity.
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