Sustainable Living Programme
A programme developed by the Union of Presentation Sisters that focuses on sustainable living and how we can respond to the challenges.
action, energy, environment, green cleaning, green living, interdependence, natural resources, organic, organics, purchasing, sustainable living, transport, union of presentation sisters, waste, water
adult and community education, youth groups, 16+ years, 12-15 years
religious education, education for sustainable development, social environmental and scientific education, science
A user-friendly programme that is suggested to run over a nine-month period. The programme incorporates information/action information and actions on the sectors of sustainable living including: energy, water, purchasing, transport, organic produce, green cleaning and waste. Each section contains information and suggestions for action. At the end of the resource are suggested sites, books, periodicals, DVDs and CDs for further learning and exploration of the issues.
Also included is a section on sustainable fisheries: fish facts, a ‘good fish guide’ for choosing sustainable fish for cooking, a list of ‘red fish’ that are facing extinction.
This programme aims to:
- Call us to recognise the beauty and wonder of this world and celebrate its
- Alert us to the devastation currently happening to our planet
- Increase our awareness that climate change, which is mainly caused by
humans, has the greatest impact on those who are already the most deprived
in our world
- Motivate us to play our part in living and promoting more sustainable
lifestyles so that we and future generations can enjoy the beauty and fertility
of our planet Earth
- Develop a network of people for mutual support and encouragement as we
strive to live in a more environmentally friendly manner.