What is this the Sustainability Puzzle?

I went into teaching because I had dreams of being the teacher who taught the student who changed the world to make it a better place.

18 years later that desire hasn’t disappeared, it has just become a little more focused and my goal now includes empowering teachers and students to take steps that will ultimately make a better future.

Creating a more sustainable future is one of the most important and relevant issues we as a society face.  Yet the majority of people today struggle to define what sustainability even looks like in a real world, everyday life.  And if the majority of adults struggle to articulate what sustainability actually is, how easily can we teach about it to our students?

The Sustainability Puzzle aims to provide insight, ideas, resources, inspiration, and direction in how we can start to put the pieces of the puzzle together for ourselves, our students, our schools, and the environment.

Focusing on the doom and gloom of climate change and other overwhelming issues is not my thing – others do that so much better.  So instead, the emphasis will be on actions and strategies that can start to address the uniqueness and complexities of you, your school community, and the environment.

It is a super wickedly complex puzzle, yet if we all take action we have the power to make things so much better.

The Sustainability Puzzle

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Sustainability: A Super Wicked Problem 001
Sustainability: A Super Wicked Problem 001
October 23, 2017
Today as educators we are faced with numerous and different challenges in preparing our students for the future. Me personally?  I believe in the capacity, talent, and motivation of b
Sustainability: It’s Complicated 002
Sustainability: It’s Complicated 002
November 2, 2017
It is important we don't pretend solving the Sustainability Puzzle will be easy.  In fact, (as the title suggests) recognising the solution as more than planting a garden or having a recyc
The Most Sustainable School  003
The Most Sustainable School 003
November 18, 2017
As we journey to a better understanding of what sustainability means and looks like in the real world, a key step is to be able to clearly define what sustainability even means, and what...
The Sustainable Squiggle 004
The Sustainable Squiggle 004
January 8, 2018
What is the Sustainable Squiggle? The Sustainable Squiggle is a way to capture and describe the twists, turns, roadblocks, attempts, failures, speed bumps, and myriad of associated emoti...
Sustainability Events- Good or Bad? 005
Sustainability Events- Good or Bad? 005
January 26, 2018
On the surface it can seem that any and all actions geared towards improving sustainability are good right… Well no actually. For example, one-off sustainability events can send th
The Language of Sustainability 006
The Language of Sustainability 006
February 7, 2018
How you ever found yourself saying the word 'Sustainability' and feeling deep down inside that there is lots of confusion or uncertainty about what the word truly means in your day to da...
Sustainability Story – Bronwen Kellet 007
Sustainability Story – Bronwen Kellet 007
February 24, 2018
In this episode, I welcome my first special guest Bronwen Kellet to the Sustainability Puzzle Podcast. Bronwen is the Sustainability Coordinator at Xavier College in Melbourne, Australia a...

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