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School Environment

Good Practice La Moraleja Spain

This good practice about zero miles food (km 0) clearly expresses how the whole school approach gives a new vision to integrate sustainability issues structurally and coherently into the school organization. The green school (livestock & agriculture) is giving shape to education for a sustainable future.

“On the trail of a sustainable community in food production” is their vision when they talk about a sustainable society.

Really when we are doing the weekly shopping, are we thinking about where our food is produced? Is the farm close or far from the supermarket? What is the environmental impact of my food?

We need an answer to all these questions, awareness for C02 footprint reduction and making our daily life more sustainable.

The school environment is the key, because the opinion of students, teachers, society and stakeholders (farmers & cattle breeders), cooperate and give us their point of view about zero miles food and make a commitment for the future. Look at the video in our video series!

Are you ready?

Let’s go, think local go global.

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Professional Development

Sustainable Competences for learners of all ages

Education and training, like all sectors, must take action to respond to the climate emergency.

Learners of all ages need opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to live more sustainably, embrace healthier lifestyles and contribute – both individually and collectively – to the green transition.  

Acquiring sustainability competences, can help children, young people and adults to understand challenges related to climate change and the environment, reflect on their behaviours, and engage in action for a sustainable future.

The European competence framework on sustainability contains a proposal for these kind of competences . This framework called GreenComp can be used in edu­cation and training programmes and policies in formal, non-formal and informal settings.

Are you interested? The framework can be downloaded through the Environmental Sustainability Learning page.

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Vision & Ambition

Why is green education important?

The European Union is encouraging the education and training sector to take action to contribute to the green transition and to strengthen the sustainability competences of all learners.

Learners of all ages need to be able to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to live more sustainably, change patterns of consumption and to contribute to a greener future. Education and training have a key role to play in supporting people to move from awareness about the environment to individual and collective action.

A growing number of initiatives and actions on climate change, biodiversity and sustainability are taking place across Europe in education and training. However, despite progress and growing public interest, learning for environmental sustainability is not yet a systemic feature of education policy and practice in the EU. 

Are you interested to contribute and cooperate? Go to the Green education initiatives page of the European Commission for further information.