Welcome to MEEN's curriculum pages where you will find teaching resources, materials and information to help you embed sustainability education into your curriculum.
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Food and Drink
An unhealthy diet contributes to obesity and poor pupil concentration. Healthy, ethically sourced food can offer nutritional benefits while protecting he environment and supporting local producers and suppliers.
2. Energy and Water
Rising demand for energy and water is storing up problems for future generations. Energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation can tackle this problem while saving the school money.
3. Travel and Traffic
Rising vehicle use adds to congestion, road accidents and pollution, including carbon emissions. Car-sharing and public transportation help to ease these concerns, while walking and cycling also boost fitness and well-being.
4. Purchasing and Waste
Waste, and the throw-away culture that encourages it, can be addressed through sustainable consumption. Schools can reduce costs and support markets for ethical goods and services at the same time.
5. Buildings and Grounds
The way school buildings are designed, constructed and managed affects their ability to 'teach' pupils about sustainable living while the inclusion of food growing, biodiversity conservation and natural play in grounds increases their learning value.
6. Inclusion and Participation
Schools can promote community cohesion by providing an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere that values everyone's participation and contributions - irrespective of background, culture, age, religion or ability.
7. Local Wellbeing
Schools can act as hubs of learning and change in their local communities. Problems on their doorstep offer relevant and engaging opportunities for pupils to learn, and a means of strengthening local relationships.
8. Global Dimension
Growing interdependence between countries changes the way we view the world and ourselves. Schools can respond by developing a responsible, international outlook among their young people.
9. Climate Change
Climate Change is a major global threat impacting on the lives of future generations. The resources listed teach about the issues and help individuals and school communities respond effectively.