Helping Schools
Imagine And Create
Sustainable Communities

Partnering
With Schools
To Become
Carbon Neutral

Empowering Students
To Lead The Transition
To A Sustainable Future

Working With
Students To Design
And Implement
Practical Solutions

While the world looks to set sustainability goals for 2050...

…and identify the policy and technology changes to create a sustainable future for our next generations, one thing continues to be left out of the conversation: education.

 

In the next 30 years, 1.2 million school students will graduate in Hong Kong, making up nearly 40% of the workforce. Another 10% of the population will still be in school.

 

As future leaders of businesses, schools, universities, and government departments – and as citizens – these students will lead the transition to a more sustainable future. Are we giving them the tools to really

change the system?

7.4

MILLION KM
every day

travelled by
school students
in Hong Kong

COMMUTING

99
%

of energy used
for transport in
Hong Kong is
fossil fuel based

COMMUTING

6.3

MILLION KG
each year

food waste
from school
students
in Hong Kong

FOOD WASTE

98
%

of food waste
in Hong Kong
ends up in
landfill

FOOD WASTE

2.5

MILLION ITEMS
every year

uniform items
purchased by
school students
in Hong Kong

UNIFORMS

96
%

of fabric
in Hong Kong
end up in
landfill

UNIFORMS

4.2

MILLION SHEETS
each day

paper
used by schools
in Hong Kong

PAPER

50

thousand trees
were cut
down to provide
this

PAPER

600

MILLION KWH
every year

electricity
consumed by
schools
in Hong Kong

ELECTRICITY

1

ISLAND
you would have
to cover all of
Cheung Chau Island with solar to produce this cleanly

ELECTRICITY

Mission

Metanoia is a Greek word meaning “a transformation of heart and mind leading to a change of “behavior”

 

Using the campus as a living laboratory, we engage, educate and empower students to transform their school communities into models of sustainability, equipping them with the practical skills to create similar change as leaders in the wider world, and inspiring lasting behavior change in the process.

The four C’s of a sustainable school

Campus

Campus

Many schools aspire to the ideal of a sustainable campus but live with the reality of older buildings that weren’t designed to the highest environmental standards.

 

But there are multiple ways to improve the environmental performance of a campus – from energy efficient appliances to design retrofits, low impact cleaning materials and green landscaping and they’re all a source of learning opportunities to supplement what’s taught in the classroom.

Curriculum

Curriculum

To develop eco-literate students with the capacity to create and lead a sustainable society we must do more than teach about sustainability, we must equip them with the skills and competencies to tackle real environment challenges.

 

A comprehensive experiential eco-literacy curriculum is embedded in the campus and everything the school does, from the way the buildings are designed, to the type of food served in the canteen and how decisions are made. There’s material here for every subject and every grade level.

Community

Community

Sustainability is a community practice – it depends on a network of relationships inside the and outside the school, relationships which require effective collaboration and cooperative decision-making to maintain.

 

These skills are among those the students will need to tackle our many environmental challenges. The road to becoming a sustainable school therefore offers many opportunities for staff and students to model and learn these skills.

Culture

Culture

Sustainable schools have a culture of sustainability.

 

They do more than teach sustainability and model it in certain ways, their commitment to it is reflected in their mission and values, they integrate it into their governance and operations including long term strategy, policy, decision making, target setting, partnerships with suppliers and daily practices, and they continuously engage a wide range of students, parents, staff and members of the external community in sustainability initiatives.

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