2046:PRIMARY THE GREENER LIVING SUSTAINABILITY COURSE
The course examines eight aspects of our lives through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on biodiversity and climate change. These eight topics are water, energy, transport, food, biodiversity, waste, consumerism, and community. The course is designed to complement the work of other programmes such as the Green Schools, Heritage in Schools,
Health Promotion and Active Schools. By the end of this course participants will be able to; Describe how the UN Sustainable Development Goals apply in the Irish Context and relate them to curriculum subjects. Identify practical steps to reduce waste and implement reduction, repair, reuse and recycling strategies at home and in the school. Describe the relationship between social justice and environmental sustainability and relate this to Climate Change and the UN SDGs; Identify user friendly on-‐line tools to estimate individual carbon and water footprints. Explore the environmental costs of food production and clothing. Discuss the opportunities of Citizen Science and how to engage with such data collection as the National Pollinator Survey, the Annual Coastwatch Survey or a Garden Bird Survey. Identify connections between social, environmental and personal well-being. Describe how to undertake an assessment of the nature on your doorstep including the biodiversity of a local water body. Explore international urban and rural best practices to transition to a more sustainable society using online resources. Outline the steps for starting a school vegetable and/or pollinator garden.
|Course Date||01-07-2019 11:00 am|
|Course End Date||14-07-2019 4:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||14-05-2019|
|Cut off date||11-06-2019|
|Location||De La Salle Waterford|