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Janet Moore, BC Working Group and Network for Sustainability Education, 778.782.7884, jmooresfu@gmail.com
Candace Le Roy, SFU Sustainability Coordinator, 778.840.4684, candace_leroy@sfu.ca
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October 19, 2009

A group representing B.C.’s educators has introduced eight action themes for integrating sustainability principles and goals into the structure and content of the province’s education system.

The Walking the Talk Network—otherwise known as the B.C. Working Group and Network for Sustainability Education—will present the themes Oct. 20 during an all-day “transformative learning” workshop at the Gaining Ground urban sustainability conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The themes were formulated at a B.C.-wide sustainability education summit last April entitled How Sustainability Education? “They were designed to provide a framework from which a sustainability education action plan can be developed,” says Candace Le Roy, Simon Fraser University’s sustainability coordinator, who drafted a report on the spring summit and its results.

“The themes were designed by educators specifically for the education sector and will be open to discussion at the conference.”

The cost of the workshop is $75. Register online: https://confreg.uvcs.uvic.ca/?cid=1653.

The April summit report can be viewed at: http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2673.



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