Sustainable Living Case Studies



Secondary Schools using parts of the Programme for Year 12 Curriculum

Secondary schools can use three of our topics (shopping, waste reduction and travel) to provide one term's interesting activity in the classroom with year 12 students.  NCEA Level 2 Achievement Standards in Education for Sustainability can be taught and assessed internally at schools using teacher guidelines developed for us by Jocelyn Papprill of Christchurch, an experienced teacher and member of the NZ Association for Environmental Education. 

Science, geography or social studies teacher enquiries about these new materials welcomed by the National Coordinator, Rhys Taylor 03 693 8726, or to Jocelyn by Email:

Additional (more recent) secondary school education curriculum-ready materials on waste minimisation are available at OnePlanet website.

Sustainable Living Programme was internationally endorsed by the NZ committee of UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

That content formed the starting point for today's Future Living Skills programme.


Similar ideas in Australia


Interesting to see that a fairly similar sustainability education programme in Australia (Living Smart) is sharing their participants stories too in a blog  and on Facebook.

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