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Sustainability mission statements from our Partner Organisations

Our key partners make financial or significant in-kind contributions to EfS Tas, and also commit representatives to our steering committee.

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Universities have a vital and unique role to play in sustainable forms of development based upon principles of justice, prudence, stewardship, collaboration and diversity.  At the University of Tasmania, we believe sustainability is central to the higher education mission of free inquiry and social learning.  We strive to embody sustainable ways of living within the university and to enable pathways towards sustainability in Tasmania and around the world.  We empower the University’s students and staff to be leaders in their fields while contributing to sustainability in their personal and professional lives. Find out more.

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TasTAFE’s vision is to enable Tasmanians to gain the skills and qualifications needed for the state’s workforce and the community to succeed and prosper.

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Where would we be without environmental organisations to nurture connections and ideas and inspire us all to work towards building vibrant, healthy communities that live sustainably in a healthy environment? Sustainable Living Tasmania has been around more than forty years getting on with the job of doing just that. The organisation runs a range of programs to inspire Tasmanians into action (e.g. the Sustainable Living Festival, Get Bill Smart program, Live and Learn education sessions and Tassievore Eat Local Challenge) and is a trusted and influential voice (e.g. Don’t Waste Hobart campaign and submissions to government reviews). With an active Facebook page, a popular newsletter and an informative website, Sustainable Living Tasmania reaches out into our community to help Tasmanians live sustainably in a healthy environment, and helps inspire the rest of the world to do the same. Find out more.

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Education for Sustainability is a cross curriculum priority of the Australian Curriculum. Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. It enables individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world. Sustainability education is futures-oriented, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action. Actions that support more sustainable patterns of living require consideration of environmental, social, cultural and economic systems and their interdependence. Programs on offer at the Sustainability Learning Centre support this curriculum priority along with strong alignment with key curriculum areas of Science, Mathematics, English, Geography and Digital Technologies. A future focus is Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Find out more.

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Northern Early Years Group Tasmania Inc (NEYG) is a collective of representatives from health, social services, justice and education who meet regularly to network and share ideas with a view to advocating for and with young children and their families. Our greatest impact is in the area of social sustainability linking with child and family centres in the north of Tasmania and hosting programs that support the most vulnerable families. Our member network organisations promote young children’s social, cultural, physical and mental well-being in various ways that address issues of sustainability. As a founding member of Education for Sustainability Tasmania our aim is to engage with and promote sustainable living initiatives for the benefit of all Tasmanians

 

 

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Greening Australia is actively engaged in education for sustainability with its large scale restoration project in the Midlands Biodiversity Hot Spot. The Bushrangers program involves students from five schools working with farmers and UTAS researchers on ecosystem management. Schools have engaged in replica planting, direct seeding trials, planting on farms and building species hotels with Architecture and Design Students from UTAS. Greening Australia also have a partnership with TasNetworks on Energy Wise, a three year learning program with schools around Tasmania based at the Sustainability Learning Centre promoting energy literacy innovation and technology. Greening Australia’s vision is to see healthy and productive landscapes where people and nature thrive. They aim to conserve and restore landscapes at scale through collaborative, science-based and innovative conservation programs.

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Launceston Church Grammar School recognises that environmental change is a key factor that will influence the development of the School. Launceston Grammar recognises it has a role in assisting students, through curriculum and collaboration with the community, to understand environmental sustainability, explore the issues and be future leaders. Launceston Grammar is fortunate to have teachers who see their role as helping students to become committed to sustainability so that they embrace it in all aspects of their lives. Launceston Grammar has made a formal commitment to environmental sustainability, as reflected in the School’s Strategic Plan’s key direction to ‘Be Environmentally Responsible’. The strategic objectives are to:
* Teach sustainability across the School
* Implement environmentally responsible actions into the school environments
* Undertake an environmental audit of the School and reduce our footprint.

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A Fairer World is a values-based community organisation that provides ways for schools, workplaces and the Tasmanian community to learn, connect and act together for positive social change. We provide:

* Professional development and training for schools and workplaces
* Innovative education programs
* Learning resources
* Award-winning events
* Teaching ideas and mentoring
* Access to support networks

More information can be seen on their website and Facebook page.