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Environmental and Sustainability Education

Taking Climate Action at OISE

Climate Emergency Declaration

OISE is the first Canadian Faculty of Education to make a Climate Emergency Declaration. This declaration acknowledges the need to take urgent and decisive action to slow human-caused climate change, and move towards more just, equitable and sustainable forms of living to support the health and wellbeing of members of the OISE community and their local and global communities. All members of the OISE community, OISE alumni and OISE partners are invited to add their names to this declaration to signal their commitment to this collective work. 


Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (SCAP)

Over the last decade, OISE has been taking steps to address growing concerns about climate change. Acknowledging that our world is now in a state of climate emergency and that there is a very limited time to shift to low-carbon ways of living (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2018), we recognize that all organizations must actively contribute to a more sustainable future. As one of the largest and most research-intensive faculties of education in North America, and as an integral part of the University of Toronto, OISE is well-positioned to support and mobilize the education sector in this critical mission. 

This Plan is the next step; with it we aim to align with the shifts towards sustainability taking place across the university while simultaneously recognizing the responsibility of each division to activate their expertise and networks to accelerate this transition.  

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