SUSTAINABILITY“It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations.” Greta Thunberg
What this means to us
The ability to meet today’s needs without compromising the needs of future generations.
Big ideas about legacy that we help our children understand
- Society, the environment and the economy are all linked at all levels, from the local to the global. The action we take here and now can affect people on the other side of the world or for generations to come.
- The natural resources we depend on are finite and that this has implications for our lifestyles, industries and future generations.
- Resources need to be shared to meet the needs of all fairly across places and generations.
- We all have the power to bring about change, to make our lifestyles more sustainable and be good stewards for our delicately balanced planet.
Related virtues we nurture in our children
Responsibility, care, restraint, connection to nature, global citizenship.
Underpinning concepts we explore with our children through the lens of different subjects
Equity, need, health, nutrient, community, relationship, collaboration, interdependence, interaction, network, system, place, environment, habitat, settlement, adaptation, evolution, extinction, material, growth, production, function, threat, impact, cycle, reversibility, conditions, stability, balance, stewardship.
The thoughts of others with the power to inspire us
“It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations.” Greta Thunberg