"We do not inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children"
~ Native American Song
Sustainability in education addresses two main aspects: the ability to provide a meaningful context for learning to maintain a child's sustained interest in the topic or concept, as well as the ability to positively influence our planet's wellbeing. These are the cornerstones on which we have built our curriculum and training.
Why is Sustainable Education so Important?
As temporary custodians of our Earth, it is our role to empower our children with the tools of how to preserve and thrive in our natural environment. Our programs address four very important issues which are affecting the quality of our children's wellbeing:
- Children today are nature deprived, spending very little time outdoors in their natural environments making nature and living organisms alien to them;
- As Richard Louv rightly said “for the young food is from Venus and farming is from Mars”, children today often having no connection with the origin of their food;
- With the growing rate of child obesity it is key for children to develop healthy eating habits and have a more balanced diet which include fruit and vegetables;
- Children today need to live raising awareness for the finite nature of our planet’s resources