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310, 2017

Sustainability – threat vs opportunity

By |October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Sustainability|0 Comments

What do the following organisations have in common? Ecovative who grow packaging from mycelium and agricultural waste, supplying clients like Dell, Stahope Seta (and possibly IKEA soon) with biodegradable alternatives to Styrofoam and extruded plastics. Accor Hotel Group who are using food waste to grow food in productive gardens onsite and aim to have 1000 edible gardens in its hotels [...]

2305, 2017

Business case: How schools can profit from doing more good

By |May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Education, Environment, Schools, Water|1 Comment

Organisations have huge environmental and social impacts and the standards they set play a large part in determining whether we continue to exist on a thriving or decimated planet. Sustainable practice is a competitive edge Smart companies realise this and are turning to sustainable practices to protect their resources, their stakeholders and their future. Companies like Patagonia and Ecovative (who [...]

1602, 2017

Teaching sustainability leadership through action

By |February 16th, 2017|Categories: Education, Environment, Schools|0 Comments

Despite considerable integration of sustainability into the Australian Curriculum, Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standard, the question on how best teach students these skills remains. Research released last week shows humans are changing the climate of the planet 170 times faster than the natural rate experienced over the last 700 years, and in the wrong direction. We are now [...]

702, 2017

4 lessons from big business on how to create amazingly successful sustainability programs

By |February 7th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Schools|0 Comments

Effective sustainability programs have the power to transform organisations and change the world. With a good plan and dedicated resources almost every school or company can reduce costs, better secure supply of their resources, improve resilience and culture and carry towards a vision of a better future. The problem it is challenging and requires a shift in thinking. This is [...]

2509, 2016

Resilient learners in the 21st century…what about the environment?

By |September 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre hosted a fantastic panel discussion in Adelaide last Wednesday night on the subject of teaching resilience and wellbeing in schools. Both subjects are very topical at the moment as key interventions to promote mental health and a high quality of life in all ages. It is estimated that mental illness costs Australia $190 billion [...]

812, 2015

TED Top 4 inspirational schools and teachers

By |December 8th, 2015|Categories: Education, Innovation, Schools|1 Comment

Here’s my top 4 TED talks which all focus on innovative ways to teach kids how to look after themselves, the planet, problem solve and be well prepared for future industries. There is so much inspiration, courage and determination here. My hat is off to all the inspirational schools and teachers showing incredible vision and leadership in these short videos, please [...]