Education for Sustainability

Leading The Way in

Climate Literacy Education

 

Education for Sustainability is a non-profit social enterprise

What We Do

8-week Climate Literacy Module

Upskill yourself and your class!

School
Workshops

Kick-start students’ passions and interests in sustainability

Transform your
school

Cultivate a student-led, step-by-step action plan to transition your school into a single-use, plastic-free campus

Teacher Training Workshops

All you need to know about environmental education

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsor a school to become Climate Literate

Get in Contact

What We Do

8-week Climate Literacy Module

Upskill yourself and your class!

School
Workshops

Kick-start students’ passions and interests in sustainability

Transform your school

Cultivate a student-led, step-by-step action plan to transition your school into a single-use, plastic-free campus

Teacher Training Workshops

All you need to know about environmental education

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsor a school to become Climate Literate

Get in Contact

Our Impact

74

schools took Climate Literacy Module

18,605

students engaged

122

teachers trained

7

Environmentalist Awards won

44

plastic free schools supported

7

Local Authority Partners

3,000

native trees planted

187

action projects completed

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teachers trained
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plastic free schools supported
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local authority partners
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native trees planted
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schools took climate literacy module
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students engaged
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teachers trained
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environmentalist awards won
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plastic free schools supported
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Teaching Sustainability in Schools

10-Week Climate Literacy Modules

Learning to live sustainably and to take action through cultivating the knowledge, skills and tools across a variety of environmental topics delivered weekly.

Standalone Lectures on Sustainability

Ignite and empower students to become informed and to gain skills and tools to take action on a variety of topics.

Plastic Free School
Workshops

Cultivating a student led step by step action plan to transition your school to a single use plastic free campus.

Teacher Training
Workshops

Designed to equip teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and skills required to effectively and confidently deliver climate education across the curriculum.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Designed to equip teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and skills required to effectively and confidently deliver climate education across the curriculum.

Get in Contact

Our Climate Literacy Programme

Watch this video to learn more our Climate Literacy Programme.

Awards

National Start-up Awards – Regional Shortlist 2022

Rethink Ireland Start-up Award

Young Environmentalist Awards – Senior Biodiversity Category

Newpark Comprehensive School: Ireland's first single use plastic-free school

In 2018, Newpark CS became Ireland’s first single-use plastic-free school. This was a student-led campaign, inspired by Education For Sustainability’s 8-week transition year module. The module offered the students a platform to take action on an environmental topic that was important to them. 14 students worked together to rid their school of single-use plastic by designing a strategic campaign that worked with school stakeholders and that targeted every level of the school community and related businesses.

Testimonials

I really enjoyed my time in sustainability over the weeks. Not only was it educational, it was a lot of fun. We got to learn about the different things that harm our planet. We played games and fun activities. It was very interesting and inspired me to think more about my actions and the consequences.

- Student Review

“Off the success of Newparks Young Environmentalist Winners in 2017, Newpark decided to run the Susan Adams Education for Sustainability programme with our transition year students in the 2017/18 academic year. Sue worked with 6 groups throughout the year transitioning our school to become Ireland’s first plastic free school. Throughout the year students were engaged with various environmental projects from rising sea levels to the plastic crisis that not only raised environmental awareness within the school community but that impacted on our local community also. The students benefited greatly from the classes as they were encouraged to learn and develop new skills such as community engagement and running campaigns.”

- Principal Derek Lowery

Newpark School

“I’ve started teaching Susan’s course this year for the first time. It’s absolutely brilliant. The students love it. It’s a chance to try a different way of teaching. There are lots of fun engaging games and activities that enhance the students’ experience and learning. Some of these activities and games can also be applied to other areas of the curriculum.

The course is well structured and gives the students a really good foundation in sustainability. It is also action focused. All the way along students learn what they can do to address the climate and nature emergency.

Susan provides a lot of training and support to teachers running the course, at the beginning of the course and throughout the year. She also lives and breathes sustainability. Her course is a lived experience. She teaches it herself. If you are looking to up skill yourself and your students get in touch with Susan and sign up!”

- Patrick Kirwan

Science Teacher ArdScoil na Mara

‘’The students loved this sustainability course. Every student should have access to this learning. The course is designed as an 10 -week TY module. However, the resources are excellent and can be used right across the curriculum in wellbeing, CSPE, SPHE, Home Economics, Economics, Geography, Science, all subject areas. Susan has effectively designed the course around a series of activities which really engage the students and consolidate what they are learning. The course is also action focused. Every week the students learn about what we can do to effect positive change. The training is excellent. As a teacher you will become more confident in your own knowledge and how to communicate these ideas to your students. You will also receive training on teaching and learning techniques. The games and activities used here can be adapted for use in other subject areas ‘’
Teacher feedback

- Patrick Kirwan

Science and Biology Teacher, Ardscoil na Mara, Co. Waterford

Sue’s workshops are educational, engaging and energizing. Participants love the interactive ways in which Sue teaches as well as the skills, tools and encouragement she gives them to engage in peer education within their school communities and beyond. Sue is a wonderful teacher, animator and educator. You won’t be disappointed with her workshops.

- Finola Cunnane

St. Louis Network Coordinator

“Sue has taught TY students in Benildus for the past three years. She has done a terrific job. She builds a great rapport with the students and equips them with the knowledge and motivation to change things in their own lives in order to help the environment. On a whole school level she has been instrumental in helping our school with our plastic free school campaign. Overall, she has certainly made a difference in the attitudes and habits of our students.”

- Ann Fitzpatrick

TY Coordinator St Raphaela

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