Education activities for environment and sustainability: A Snapshot of eight New South Wales councils

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Jade Herriman
Emma Partridge

Abstract

This paper describes in brief the findings of a research project undertaken by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. The research was commissioned by and undertaken on behalf of the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW). The aim of the project was to investigate current practices of environmental and sustainability education and engagement within local government in NSW. The research was commissioned by DECCW as the preliminary phase of a larger project that the department is planning to undertake, commencing in 2010.

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Herriman, J., & Partridge, E. (1). Education activities for environment and sustainability: A Snapshot of eight New South Wales councils. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, (6), 77-89. https://doi.org/10.5130/cjlg.v0i6.1623
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Policy and Practice (Non-refereed)
Author Biographies

Jade Herriman, University of Technology Sydney

Jade Herriman is a Senior Research Consultant with the Institute for Sustainable Futures. Jade has 10 years experience in sustainability research and project management, with a background in ecology and environmental biology and experience in options analysis, program design and review, policy development, cost benefit analysis, and participatory processes. Her work at the Institute for Sustainable Futures has focused on community engagement and education, social research, decision making and strategic planning approaches to environmental management and sustainability including sustainability indicators, particularly within local government.

Emma Partridge, University of Technology Sydney

Emma Partridge is a Research Principle with the Institute for Sustainable Futures. She is a qualitative social researcher with extensive experience in policy, research and consulting contexts. Her work focuses on the social dimensions of sustainability, the interrelationship between environmental issues and social and cultural issues, the links between sustainability and social justice, and strategies for achieving sustainability in the urban environment. She has published a theoretical framework for social sustainability, and given presentations on social sustainability in various contexts.