Louis Riel School Division - MB-ESD

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Nov 9, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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Education for Sustainable Development:

Summary of Activity from 2008


2010


“Education for Sustainable Development is an
emerging but dynamic concept that encompasses a
new vision of education that seeks to empower
people of all ages to assume responsibility for
creating a sustainable future.”



UNESCO, 2004


SEDA Seminar: November 2008


2 trustees


2 Superintendent Department team members
including Director of Facilities

Superintendent Consultations


November, 2008


Students Grades 5


12


December, 2008


Teachers


Changing peoples’ attitudes through education and motivation


Developing school
-
based leadership capacity


Networking opportunities


Increasing student participation


Increasing teacher participation


Modeling exemplary behaviour


Creating a culture of environmental and social responsibility

Divisional Initiatives


Pennies from LRSD


participation on annual basis
from all LRSD schools and the Board Office


Winnipeg Harvest “Operation Donation”


participation on annual basis from all LRSD schools
and the Board Office

Policy Development



Policy EB


“Initiatives to Support Sustainable
Development”


Adopted June, 2009


Policy EDE
-
I


“Regulation of Non
-
Recyclable
Materials”


Adopted October, 2009


Elimination of polystyrene products: January, 2010


a direct
result of students taking the initiative to share their concerns
with the Superintendent


Targeting other non
-
recyclable materials

School
-
based Student Groups


Social Justice


Natural Helpers, Gay
-
Straight
Alliances, Leadership Councils, Service Learning


Environmental


Outdoor classrooms, tree planting,
recycling councils, vermicomposting, Bishop Grandin
Greenway Project (through Victor Mager School)

Social Justice Conference


February, 2010

“Think, Act, Give Back”



120 students from all LRSD high schools


Themes included:


Human rights


Winnipeg Harvest


Youth Against Homophobia and Discrimination


Disability Awareness


Diversity, Difference and Inclusion


Power and Privilege



Presenters included:


Kevin Chief, U of W Innovative Learning Centre (Keynote)


Heather Hiscock, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities


Brian Rochat, Canadian Centre for Diversity


Roland Dion, Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties


David Northcott, Winnipeg Harvest


Reece Lagartera, Rainbow Resource Centre

Reports from Schools on ESD Activity

June, 2009 and April 2010


Green Schools Manitoba Grant


Manitoba Education ESD Grant


Surveys of school
-
based initiatives


Environmental


Social/Societal


Economical

Sustainable Practices


All cleaning products are Eco
-
logo certified or “green”


All buildings are on a recycling program with two
commercial bins


one for recyclables and one for non
-
recyclables


Fluorescent bulbs are all recycled with a crushing
machine designed for this purpose


Any green space that is developed on school property
must sustain itself on the water that falls on that space

Board Office Audit


June/September 2010


Purchasing


Energy and Water Management


Environmental Management of Facilities and Grounds


Hazardous Waste Management


Printing and Copying


Technology


Transportation


Recycling

Divisional Goals


Establish Professional Learning Opportunities for ESD


Research using MyEcoSchool website


Broaden and develop policies relating to ESD


Eliminate other non
-
recyclable materials


Promote understanding of all components of ESD


social/societal and economic as well as environmental


Integrate planning and support for all components of
ESD