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Natural City workshops: Friday, June 2

"Education for Sustainable Development" will be presented by Pam Schwartzberg of Learning for a Sustainable Future...

“Education for Sustainable Development” will be presented by Pam Schwartzberg of Learning for a Sustainable Future.

Date and Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Networking lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Room 1210
40 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario

Workshop Summary

The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development began in 2005 and runs to 2014. Canada has signaled its commitment to the decade by signing on to the UN Economic Commission for Europe: Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development and the Vilnius Framework for its implementation. Learning for a Sustainable Future is a Canadian non-profit organization that was created in 1991 to implement Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into Canada’s education system.

In this workshop, LSF will lead a discussion on the role of education in the pursuit of a sustainable future. Participants will examine the four UN thrusts of education for sustainable development — public awareness and understanding, access to quality basic education, reorienting existing education, and training programs for all sectors.

How is Canada responding to this challenge? Workshop leaders will share activities being undertaken across Canada. Participants will be able to share their ideas and best practices, and look for opportunities to participate in the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development.


David Leeder, York University Stan Kozak, Curriculum Advisors

Richard Murzin, Toronto Zoo

Elizabeth Everhardus, Pollution Probe

Ellen McGregor, Chair & CEO, Fielding Chemical Technologies

Bob Willard, Author, The Sustainability Advantage and Building Boardroom Buy-in

Brian Kelly, Director, Sustainable Enterprise Academy

Merebeth Switzer

Kathleen Meagher and Dominique Potvin, Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Workshop Registration: visit

For more information, contact:

Donna Workman
Manager, Program Development and External Relations
Centre for Environment
University of Toronto
33 Wilcocks Street
Room 1016 V
Toronto, M5S 3E8

Call: 416-978-7077
Fax: 416-978-3884

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