Education for Sustainable Development: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? Wynn Calder’s presentation at CCS Forum 2015.
Wynn Calder, sustainability education specialist, Director of Sustainable Schools, LLC and of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, held the attention of a crowded room during his inaugural intervention at CCS Forum 2015: Building the Desired City, which took place on Tuesday 05.05.15 at the Chacao Cultural Center.
In a talk that stimulated interest and conversation with attendees, Calder spoke about the practices and content to implement sustainable development education programs in schools, colleges, and universities, and shared inspiring examples and data on successful experiences in US schools. “I’m not here to give you answers, but to share ideas and start a conversation,” he said.
CCS Forum 2015 is possible thanks to the joint effort of Cultura Chacao, FAU-UCV, the Embassy of the United States of America, and Backroom Caracas.
“We are in what anthropologists are calling the Anthropocene era: we have populated all corners of the planet and this brings new challenges.” Wynn Calder at #CCSFORUM2015.
“It is fundamental to redefine the notion of ‘success’, of having more to being more.” Wynn Calder at #CCSFORUM2015.
“Economy shouldn’t be what dominates us; we create it, it should obey us, be at our service, not the other way around, as is commonly the case in societies.” Wynn Calder at #CCSFORUM2015.
“[In the US] we have long learned that changes in society do not come from the Federal Government, but from the cities, their initiatives, and particular incentives to the practices that are emerging in each of them and that are spreading to other parts of the country.” Wynn Calder at #CCSFORUM2015.
“Schools can model sustainable behaviors. But there is no one way to make these changes in education, and every country and every school must find its own method. I’m not here to give answers, but to share ideas and start a conversation.” Wynn Calder at #CCSFORUM2015.
Recording of Wynn Calder’s presentation at CCS Forum 2015: Education for Sustainable Development.