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Education for Sustainable Development

February 4, 2021

What is Education for Sustainable Development?

Sustainable Development involves looking at the equitable distribution of resources, wealth, and power for the present generation without compromising the needs of the future generations. This forward thinking is congruent with the Seventh Generation Philosophy of First Nations in Generation. Education for Sustainable Development involves incorporating key themes of sustainability, like poverty alleviation; human rights; health and environmental protection; and climate change, into the education system. ESD is an evolving concept that requires students to learn about these key themes from a social, cultural, environmental, and economic perspective. ESD explores how these factors are inter-related and inter-dependent to achieve human development.

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We are an Eco-Globe school and were awarded in 2017 by the province an “Action Level” designation. The Eco-Globe Schools annual recognition program has been developed to recognize that Manitoba schools are involved in a variety of activities that promote and integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Click here to learn more about the Eco-Globe school program.

Roots and Shoots

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. 

Through the program, young people map their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face. From there, they prioritize the problems, develop a plan for a solution, and take action all while developing the skills and attitudes to become part of the next generation of Dr. Jane Goodalls. For more information, visit


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