What is Sustainable Development?
For something to be sustainable it must be able to continue indefinitely without reducing the resources on which it depends.
To develop there has to be a year-on-year improvement of the circumstances of a given situation/organisation.
Sustainability Agenda - the school's intent to apply sustainable principles throughout school life
We need to live on the earth in such a way that we do not compromise future generations to do so too - in other words 'living off income not capital"
The resources of the earth are all mankind's common inheritance - we have enough now because we distribute them so unequally - if we all enjoyed the standard of living of the UK we would require the resources of three planets.
We have a Catholic foundation but see that caring for our fellow man and for God's earth are indivisible.
"....never create unhappiness for others, make the most of all that life has to offer..."
We can embody sustainable development in two ways:
- the way we run the school;
- the way we educate the pupil:
- Understanding of earth system, climate change, etc.
- Using energy, reducing waste.
- Healthy lifestyle, nutrition, well-being.
- Moral/religious/spiritual dimension
Please click here to read an article written in 'First Eleven' magazine about Moor Park's green credentials
First Eleven Article