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  Environmental Action Guide
Learning for a Sustainable Future
Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to work together with educators, students, parents, government, community and business to integrate the concepts and principles of sustainable development into education policy, school curricula, teacher education and lifelong learning across Canada.

LSF brings the student and adult members of school eco-action teams to conferences to work with resource people in their community on developing plans for action. The conference workshops provide opportunities for teachers to receive ideas, skills and activities to help with the important job of mentoring an eco-team.

For more information about LSF visit: www.lsf-lst.ca or contact: tburgess@lsf-lst.ca

Other Action-Related Resources

Learning for a Sustainable Future:
Visit the LSF website at www.lsf-lst.ca for activities, modules, tools and inquiries at all grade levels.

Clarke, Pat (2000)
“Teaching Controversial Issues”. Green Teacher 62, 29–32.

Hammond, William F. (1996)
“Educating for Action: A framework for thinking about the place of action in environmental education”. Green Teacher 50, 6–14.

Horwood, Bert (1994)
“Integration and Experience in the Secondary Curriculum”. McGill Journal of Education, Vol.29, No. 1, 89–102.

Kielburger, Mark and Kielburger, Craig(2002)
Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship. Toronto : Gage Learning. This guide and the guide below are written for students. They offer inspiration and advice about the steps and skills needed to take action. There are good, detailed instructions about how to write a letter, design a survey, get media attention, etc.

Kielburger, Mark, Kielburger, Craig and Deepa Shankaran (2004)
Take More Action! Toronto: Thomson Nelson. This guide has more of a global focus than the first guide.

Lousley, Cheryl (1999)
“(De)politicizing the Environment Club: environmental discourses and the culture of schooling”. Environmental Education Research, Vol.5, No. 3, 293–304.

Ministry of Education (2002)
Interdisciplinary Studies – The Ontario Curriculum
Teachers can now design courses and course packages in which students earn a full credit for the knowledge, skills and attitudes involved in understanding the interdisciplinary nature of problems.

Staniforth, Sue. (2003)
Leap into Action! Simple Steps to Environmental Action. Draft learning resource: BC Conservation Foundation and Wild BC.

 

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