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Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future is a multimedia, interactive professional development programme with material, exercises and links that help educators enhance their understanding of Education for Sustainable Development and its importance in addressing economic, social and environmental issues of the world.

The site stresses on the importance of integrating sustainable development concepts into formal and non-formal education. The website has four main sections: Curriculum Rationale, Curriculum Theme, Across the Curriculum and Teaching and Learning Strategies. ‘Curriculum Rationale’ presents five modules in a sequential format. The following section illustrates ways in which education for a sustainable future can be integrated into cross-curriculum themes such as citizenship, health and consumer education. ‘Curriculum Themes’suggests how a variety of curriculum themes may be reoriented to integrate an interdisciplinary emphasis on a sustainable future. The ‘Teaching and Learning Strategies’ module helps develop professional skills for using teaching and learning strategies that can assist students understand and achieve the objectives for a sustainable future.

Second Nature



Second Nature (SN) is an organization dedicated to bringing about change in society for a just and sustainable future through its advisory services.
The SN website explores the sustainable development vision with a focus on higher education. Also, the website provides a list of institutions working on ESD and publications on various ESD dimensions of ESD such as business, economics, environment and health, environment and sustainability.


Learning for a Sustainable Future

This website is a product of Learning for Sustainable Future (LSF) which is a non-profit organisation working in Canada to help educators and students integrate concepts of sustainability into the curriculum. This website has separate sections for the youth and teachers. The youth section has a variety of activities that can be used by young people and their colleagues. The teachers’ section is an interesting one with a wide variety of resources. These include lesson plans and activities on sustainability from pre-school to higher secondary classes, course modules on curricular themes to be integrated into secondary school classes, awareness raising articles on sustainability issues and key linkages for comprehending sustainability. The website also highlights links of Green Street, that offers various environmental education programs for teachers. Hurley Island, a project focused on providing online courses on sustainable development is also presented on this site. .The website also provides information on youth forums organised by various organizations. 

Campus Ecology

National Wildlife Federation LogoNational Wildlife Federation (NWF) Campus Ecology Programme, promotes conservation and sustainable development initiatives for higher education particularly universities. It aims to transform the university campuses into living models of an ecologically sustainable society. The projects include energy, transportation, purchasing, environmental literacy, water, and waste reduction. The site highlights details of individual projects undertaken by universities such as green house emission control, managing organic food, energy efficient purchasing, use of hybrid electric bulbs in transport for saving energy, driving sustainable markets, community bicycle programmes, wetland management and use of waterless toilets. These examples can help tertiary level institutions in other countries develop sustainable development programmes on campuses.  Examples of such initiatives could also be found on websites of individual universities and other tertiary level institutions.


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