As described by UNESCO, ESD empowers learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity. It is about lifelong learning, and is an integral part of quality education. ESD is holistic and transformational education which addresses learning content and outcomes, pedagogy and the learning environment. It achieves its purpose by transforming society.
"Place-based education fosters students' connection to place and creates vibrant partnerships between schools and communities. It boosts student achievement and improves environmental, social, and economic vitality.
"In short, place-based education helps students learn to take care of the world by understanding where they live and taking action in their own backyards and communities."
GenNXT Green News is a “boots in the mud,” hands-on project that can be incorporated in STEAM, Social Studies and ELA/ELL/ESL classrooms. Along with extensive technology use, GenNXT integrates service and place-based learning, character education and civic