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Last reviewed: Fri, 20 Dec 2013

Education for sustainability

Sustainability education is about taking action towards becoming sustainable communities – identifying problems, considering solutions, and discovering how we can participate in improving our environment.

Council education programmes
Christchurch City Council delivers targeted education programmes to schools and business communities.

Programmes include:

Learning Through Action (LTA) is based in our regional parks and water and waste management facilities. A popular curriculum-based programme, it is led by experienced educators and park rangers and provides children with hands-on, practical experience.

Cycle Safe is a programme for schools targeting year six students.  Children learn to ride their cycle with confidence and be road-wise.

Adult cycle skills – this programme is offered to workplaces as part of the Travel Choice Programme.  It offers a range of cycling levels, covering basic refresher courses, through to increasing confidence and riding safely on the road.

Crash Bash is a road safety programme for secondary school students organised by the Christchurch City Council and part funded by New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).

School Travel Plans - The Christchurch City Council works with schools on developing travel plans that promote safer more sustainable travel options for school related journeys.

Workplace Travel Choice - Workplace Travel Choice is a programme encompassing a range of initiatives that promote safe and sustainable modes of transport for the journey to and from work, and travel during the working day. 


Authorising Unit: Business Support

Last reviewed: Friday, 20 December 2013

Next review: Saturday, 20 December 2014

Keywords: education, learning through action, sustainabliity