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Edu.Cat – promoting responsible cat ownership through education

EduCat endorsed - responsible cat ownership education program

Edu.Cat is an exciting new Australian Curriculum aligned feline education program focusing on fostering responsible cat ownership with the aim to create social change in how people care for cats and protect wildlife. The program is free and available to all schools in Tasmania. It includes Science STEM challenges, incursions, teacher guidebooks, activity plans, student workbooks, posters, online resources and more.

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Let’s Get Together

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Let’s Get Together is designed for schools wanting to partner with their students and the wider community to create a more respectful school environment. The program addresses discrimination by building ‘diversity competence’ in students. It also motivates students to address bullying behaviours and become agents for change.

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The Hobart Human Library

A Fairer World - The Hobart Human Library

The Hobart Human Library delivers diversity education workshops in schools and workplaces to address discrimination and bullying through the power of personal storytelling. It is a library with a difference – the books are real, living people who have been trained to tell their stories. Human libraries are used around the world as a simple way to challenge stereotypes and build empathy. They do this by providing a comfortable space for people to speak with a ‘book’ who has encountered discrimination because of their culture, religion, refugee background, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability.

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Energy Wise

Greening Australia and Tasnetworks - Energy Wise

Energy Wise is a partnership with Greening Australia and TasNetworks. The three-year program will see the development of secondary Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Units and resources on energy literacy.  In addition, an energy hub for visiting schools will provide resources for classes at the Sustainability Learning Centre from mid 2017.

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Inspiring, facilitating and celebrating sustainable food systems and communities

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Source Community Wholefoods Cooperative is a fantastic initiative on the University of Tasmania Hobart campus. Source was initiated in 2005 by a group of students & community members interested in creating a more sustainable future.  Source provides a place to explore social and environmental issues, acting as a living example of urban sustainability that encourages community involvement and creativity.

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UTAS CARES

UTAS Cares Coastcare initiative

UTAS CARES is a notable initiative whereby UTAS staff and students develop collaborative arrangements with community volunteer groups, including CoastCare, Wildcare, Bushcare, Landcare and NRM South.

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Students rehabilitation Flagstaff Gully Creek

Students Bunji and Peter rehabilitating Flagstaff Gully Creek

In a real-life learning opportunity with environmental benefits, TasTAFE Conservation and Land Management students have rehabilitated bushfire-damaged habitat adjacent to their Clarence Campus. The area provides habitat and food for the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot, as well as numerous insects, mammals and birds, but was severely damaged by bushfire in 2006.

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Growing on Common Ground

Common Ground sustainable enterprise participants Darren Evans and Amanda

The Common Ground model provides quality, long-term and affordable housing and support services to people who were previously homeless and low wage earners. In collaboration with TasTAFE, tenants at Common Ground’s Campbell Street and Goulburn Street facilities in Hobart have been given the skills to establish sustainable enterprises including growing vegetables and cooking healthy food.

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Learning on the job!

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Since 2011 the University of Tasmania has enabled over 1050 students to undertake and participate in initiatives that deliver operational sustainability outcomes for the University while earning academic course credits or via paid competitive internships. A number of awards have been won for the initiatives.

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Tasmanian Students Against Racism

Tasmanian Students Against Racism

Tasmanian Students Against Racism is a group of students who came to Australia as refugees and migrants from a diversity of countries and personal circumstances. In collaboration with TasTafe and A Fairer World they share their stories through the Living in Between Program, to create a better understanding about why asylum seekers, refugees and migrants settle in Tasmania and how it feels to live in a new country.

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We are officially up and running

Launch and MoU signing

It’s official! Education for Sustainability Tasmania is ready for action. Thanks to everyone who came to the launch, sent well wishes or helped us generate support. We celebrated together via the University immersive rooms, linked through cyberspace. Thanks to our speakers who believe so strongly in the role of education in fostering the knowledge, skills, values and worldviews necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living.

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