The vision of the Fitzroy High School Sustainability policy is predicated on the United Nations declaration that 2005 – 2014 should be the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD).
Sustainable development involves a change in thinking and practice, recognising the complexity and interconnectedness of environmental, social and economic challenges and looks for new ways to address them.
Education for Sustainability (EfS) is an integral part of sustainable development.
This EfS policy shows how a whole-school commitment to sustainability at Fitzroy High School can change thinking and practice and work towards a vision. The policy provides an indication of the pathways through which Fitzroy High School can further develop their existing engagement with EfS.
Our EfS is our way to the future. While empowering the whole Fitzroy High School community to restore and maintain the Earth’s natural systems, it also supports the wellbeing of our students, Australia’s future generations, by promoting sustainable lifestyles.