The Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit will help schools and communities develop a process for creating locally relevant and culturally appropriate education. This Toolkit is based on the idea that communities and educational systems need to dovetail their sustainability efforts. Ideally, local educational systems can reorient existing curriculums to reinforce local sustainability goals.
The ESD Toolkit is an easy-to-use manual for beginning the process of combining education and sustainability. The ESD Toolkit has eight major components:
The ESD Toolkit was cited in a recent statement by United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.
The ESD Toolkit Web site uses a minimum of color and graphics to facilitate fast downloading and easy printing for users around the world.
For your convenience, we have created a printable PDF version of the ESD Toolkit. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing (download Acrobat Reader):
We hope you find the ESD Toolkit helpful. We are very interested in your comments. Please be sure to contact us about your experiences using the ESD Toolkit:
The Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit was made possible by a grant from the Waste Management Research and Education Institution.