Welcome to the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) website. The purpose of this site is to assist Manitoba teachers to integrate sustainability topics/issues/approaches into their classroom activities. ESD involves preparing students to live sustainably and to establish life-long sustainable development practices.
The ESD initiative in Manitoba is linked to a project of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Education for Sustainable Development involves incorporating key themes of sustainable development – such as poverty alleviation, human rights, health and environmental protection, climate change – into the education system. ESD is a complex and evolving concept and requires learning about key themes from a social, cultural, environmental and economic perspective and explores how those factors are inter-related and inter-dependent. The Venn diagram below represents the inter-relationship of the themes.
Students will become informed and responsible decision-makers, playing active roles as citizens of Canada and the world, and will contribute to social, environmental, and economic well-being, and an equitable quality of life for all, now and in the future.
Education for Sustainable Development in Manitoba Education and Training
This is the story of Education for Sustainable Development in Manitoba from 2000 up to the end of the Decade for ESD (2005 to 2014).