Sustainability in Action in Early Childhood Settings


Understanding sustainability and successfully incorporating it into everyday learning and practices.

ISBN: 9781925145069
Code: TS0104
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Sustainability in Action will assist educators, managers, coordinators and other staff in all kinds of early education and care settings embed sustainability to meet and exceed the requirements of the EYLF and NQS. It's for those who are taking first steps in sustainability, as well as those wishing to extend current practices. It is also relevant to playgroups, out of hours school care and school environments, and to lecturers and students in training and tertiary institutions,

Ten interconnected aspects of sustainability are explored - biodiversity, water, energy, air and transport, waste, children’s wellbeing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, cultural and social diversity, community and partnerships, and economics - enabling readers to grow their own knowledge as a basis for their actions.

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Pages: 118 | Ages: 1-5

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About the Authors

Sally completed a Bachelor of Arts: Nature Tourism in 2000 and has worked with a range of organisations around Australia to deliver environmental education activities, outdoor education programs, conservation projects, community engagement initiatives and volunteer programs.

In co-writing Sustainability in Action in Early Childhood Settings, Sally has also drawn on her experience as project manager for the Australian Association for Environmental Education WA Chapter’s Little Green Steps pilot. In this role she worked closely with early years professionals and linked with government agencies and community-based organisations to identify needs and provide support to educators to embed sustainability in their settings.

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Anne has provided sustainability education and support in early learning environments, schools, local government and various community settings in Perth and regional WA for many years. In 2012 she was awarded the Australian Association for Environmental Education Brian Foreman Scholarship for commitment to environmental education.

Anne has a multi-disciplinary science degree and is a qualified home sustainability assessor/advisor. Her particular interests include rethinking waste, the significance of language for sustainability, and the knowledge and skills that enable people of all ages, in all situations, to easily adopt practical aspects of sustainable living. Anne also writes poetry and environmental and sustainability material and programs.