Sustainability Education: Creating a Better Future for our Planet

Sustainability Education: Creating a Better Future for our Planet

Sustainability Education: We believe that it’s vital to teach children from a young age about their environment and the impact they have on creating a better future for our planet.

“Within the last decade, there has been growing recognition of the importance of Environmental Education for young children. Because of the importance of early childhood education in laying a sound intellectual, psychological, emotional, social, and physical foundation for development and lifelong learning, Environmental Education for young children is described as having enormous potential in fostering values, attitudes, skills, and behaviours that support sustainable development”. {Ref – MDPI}

According to the 2018 Environmental Performance Index, Switzerland is ranked number one in the world for its achievements in sustainability and environmental conservation”. It’s important that we, as a community, continue these great efforts to keep our country as sustainable as possible.

Sustainability education can be fun, engaging and empowering for children. It nurtures their knowledge, skills, values and motivates action, also allowing them to take responsibility for their own actions and contribute to a sustainable future. It also encourages connection with each other and the environment that they live in, increasing awareness of their footprint on earth and setting a foundation for an environmentally responsible attitude into adulthood.

Some of the ways we encourage sustainability at Wild.Kind:

  • Discussing and practicing recycling
  • Spending time in nature every day
  • Herb growing projects
  • Serving vegetarian meals of mainly organic, seasonal and regional origin
  • Talking about, and practicing, conserving water and energy
  • Encouraging sharing and giving away toys, clothes and other items that the
  • children no longer use – participating in charity projects for children
  • Providing only vegan and animal cruelty-free hygiene products
  • Using non-prefabricated and natural play materials
  • The materials we use are recycled, ‘up-cycled’ or from sustainable sources

We continually add ways to teach children about being more sustainable, and creating a better future for our planet. For further information, visit our Philosophy page.

Our reference quote is from MDPI. A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. 217 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors.

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