An annual Festival run by Sustainable Living Tasmania with demonstrations, practical workshops and in-depth discussions designed to help people learn to live more sustainably.
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.
In acknowledgement that they are nurturing, challenging and inspiring future environmental leaders and community members, the Launceston Church Grammar School has made a formal commitment to embed sustainability in teaching.
Play is more than just fun for babies and children, it is how they learn and develop. So how can we create spaces that inspire them to develop their imagination, dexterity and physical, social, spiritual, cognitive and emotional strength? Who better to ask than the children themselves, the experts in their own play. The Northern Tasmania Early Years Group in association with the University of Tasmania, Communities for Children and Anglicare Tasmania ran a research project to investigate how best to gather input from these mini experts (aged between 3 to 12 years) and how to build fantastic play spaces.
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.
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.
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.
Each year, global leaders in environmental thought provide a free lecture in Hobart. The Richard Jones Memorial Lecture, as it is known, is hosted by the Richard Jones Memorial Lecture Committee, the Student Environmental Law Society and Sustainable Living Tasmania.
The Range Extension Database and Mapping project, more commonly known as REDMAP is a fantastic University of Tasmania and IMAS collaboration. It provides people with the opportunity to share sightings of marine species that are ‘uncommon’ to their local seas.
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.