Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Manitoba Schools to Teach Sustainability: Selinger to Rio Summit

By: Nick Martin Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba students will have a new Grade 12 course on sustainable development, and every school will have a sustainability plan, Premier Greg Selinger said today at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Full story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From where I sit, the need to instill environmental wisdom and conservation literacy in our young people has never been greater. The approach of too many parents is to place a climate-destroying machine like a quad, snowmobile or go-cart between their kids' legs, preferably before they can walk but, if necessary, soon afterward. The parents themselves can't hold their heads up in public without driving a stretch-cab, 4-wheel drive, off road behemoth or Hummer a couple of blocks, sitting up in the nosebleed section, to get a pack of cigarettes. It is, after all, a matter of honour. I believe many people who oppose this new course do so, simply because they believe climate change and the degradation of our planet due to overpopulation and resource depletion, are all just bunk anyway, dreamed up by a bunch of evil scientists bent on world domination. After all, that's what your friends at the coffee shop have been telling you. And they must know - altho they've never read a research paper or scientific study. Since your kids sure as Hell aren't going to learn about the real world from you, I'd say, public education on this issue is a great idea and long overdue! PLT