Global Search for Sustainable Schools 2020 Virtual Workshop Outcome Document is Released!
Over four days between 8 – 19 October 2020, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies convened the first Global Search for Sustainable Schools (GSSS) Virtual Workshop on education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, and the experience to date of participating schools. THE WORKSHOP HAD THREE CORE OBJECTIVES:• First, to present achievements, solutions, and intended impacts on […]
1 Year of Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil: Virtual Regional Meeting with Selected Schools
As a celebration of the 1 year since the launch of the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil, Akatu Institute has organized a virtual regional meeting in order to promote exchange of knowledge and integration between the 5 selected schools. During the meeting, each selected school had the opportunity to present its Action Plan and […]
Eating for the Earth: a response to Covid 19
In response to the well-received Covid and Climate Crisis education workshops offered to teachers in SA by the GSS team, schools in the midlands have requested a further workshop to investigate how diet and lifestyle factors can contribute to the quality of life for us and how we protect ourselves from getting sick during the […]
Biodiversity is Sustainability
Scottsville Primary one of our top 6 teams in South Africa, to have received Project up-scale funding decided to encourage biodiversity back into their school grounds, by rehabilitating a grassed quad to an indigenous garden that represented different mini-biomes including grassland, wetland, forest floor, prehistoric and a succulent garden. Imagine going from 0 to over […]
Sustainable Schools team in Cambodia working online under the pandemic
In response to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Cambodia has shut down all schools since March 2020. In this context, the Global Search for Sustainable Schools implementing team in Cambodia moves the project forward through working online. The project team uses Zoom and telegram in communicating with the selected schools. Online communications […]
Its all in our Hands: Old solutions to a new world problem
In addressing the Covid-19 outbreak, many environmental justice short comings have been highlighted. Many schools do not have access to safe municipal water let alone a host of taps for regular handwashing. This has provided not just a challenge but opportunity to seek low tech, cost effective and appropriate solutions towards keeping our children safe. […]
Selected Schools in Brazil carrying out structural improvements to become more sustainable!
Even though in-person educational activities are paralyzed at the moment, the selected schools in Brazil have been carrying out some structural improvements to make their learning environment more sustainable. Akatu Institute congratulates the schools for continuing the implementation of their Action Plans despite of current adversities and we are looking forward for the next steps!
Teachers, students and community engage in activities carried out by the Selected Schools in Brazil
Thoughout the first month of implementation of their Action Plans, the schools selected for the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil have organized meetings and events in order to present the project and encourage teachers, students and community to take part in their activities. Akatu Institute recognizes and congratulates their effort in engaging different audiences […]
Phumelelani is cooking up a storm and saving Carbon
In SA there are at least 10 000 schools that still cook on open fires. Imagine the hazards the women who cook, endure daily cooking for 1200 learners as they do at Phumelelani primary school in Loskop, KZN. Besides respiratory issues, they have to constantly bend down and chop up masses of wood to fuel […]
Selected Schools in Brazil are already implementing their plans
This week, the five schools selected in the Search for Sustainable Schools in Brazil have officially begun their activities, after receiving the first disbursement of the grant to implement their winning Action Plans. We are very excited and eager to see the plans take off! Good luck for the winning schools!