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What is E S D?
Reorienting Education
Localizing the Global Initiative
Challenges and Barriers to E S D
Community Sustainability Goals
Case Study: Toronto, Canada Board of Education
Managing Change
Public Participation
Concluding remarks
Tools to Introduce the Concept of Sustainable Development
Tools to Create Community Goals
Tools to Reorient Education to Address Sustainability
Tools for Managing Change
Web resources

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by Regina Rizzi

The following five exercises are designed to help communities begin the process of creating sustainability goals. Community members need to envision and communicate what they want their community to be like in the near and distant future. Of course, creating goals for a community is a lengthy and arduous process that involves compromise and, ideally, consensus. The following exercises will help communities start the process; however, other activities will be needed to complete the task of creating sustainability goals.

The exercises to create community sustainability goals are:

  1. Meeting Your Neighbors

  2. Building Consensus

  3. Seeing Your Community Through a Sustainability Lens

  4. Envisioning a Sustainable Future
  5. Creating Community Sustainability Goals: Deciding What Is Important

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