The University of Tasmania has just received the Green Gown Australasia 2017 Community Award for facilitating the establishment of Education for Sustainability Tasmania. We are all very proud of this Award and feel very honoured to be recognised. Thanks University of Tasmania for helping to draw together a network of such amazing leaders in sustainability research, training and education.
This Award is indeed recognition of the extent to which Tasmanian organisations continue to effectively use education to harness the full potential of learning to help more people develop the skills and capacity needed to protect our planet and ensure social and cultural prosperity for all.
Today we continue to grow based on what we are learning as a network:
- A sustainable society is nurtured through a culture that promotes a continued stream of mentoring and learning throughout life and across generations, be it through formal education institutions, workplace training or community outreach.
- Partnerships are a motivating force towards change, empowering people and groups to take action, take part in decision-making processes and work together to build capacity in sustainable development.
- Working together locally, towards a common goal of sustainability, helps people connect to place and build a stronger, interconnected cultural identity based on mutual respect.