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Alberta Working Group for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

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Edmonton

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Are you concerned about education for environmental integrity, economic viability and social justice in Alberta?Are you prepared to invest your imagination and time to envision education for sustainable development in Alberta? An emerging network of individuals and representatives from provincial organizations and institutions invites you to participate in this vital, UN based initiative.The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development is a complex and far-reaching undertaking. The environmental, social, and economic implications are enormous and touch many aspects of life of the world’s population. The overall goal of the DESD is to integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning.This educational effort will encourage changes in behaviour that will create a more sustainable future in terms of environmental integrity, economic viability, and a just society for present and future generations. Jurisdictions across Canada are currently preparing their plans for the DESD within a Canadian based coordinating network.The initial meeting of the Alberta Working Group for the UN DESD is approaching soon!Date: Friday, May 11, 2007Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pmPlace: University of Alberta, Room 358 Education SouthFor further information or to register, phone 780-492-4441 (Global Education Network) or email aesd [at] ualberta [dot] ca Please register by May 4th. Participating Institutions include:Pembina Institute, Alberta Environment, University of Alberta, Global Education Network, Carbon Busters Inc., Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE), ASOKAN Project, City of Edmonton, Chinook Institute, Alberta Education, Evergreenwww.unesco.org/education/desd/ 

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