Calabasas, CA (September 26, 2018) –HundrED, a Finnish education nonprofit and MUSE School is a sustainability driven, private school. Located in Calabasas, Los Angeles recognizing innovators in K-12 education. All from around the globe for their most noteworthy and outstanding achievements in sustainable development. The 3-day Sustainability Summit takes place at the MUSE School campus from November 1 – 3rd, 2018.
In addition, the Summit most interestingly including talks from the selected innovators themselves. Furthermore and keynote speeches from Suzy Amis Cameron, author and Co-founder of MUSE School and Saku Tuominen, Founder of HundrED. Both will speak about the need to focus on sustainability in education. Other guest presenters include Senator Henry Stern, environmental activist and health advocate, Kelly Chapman Meyer, Co-Founder of the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens. Finally, Paul Hudak, the MUSE School’s Seed-To-Table Manager. All who therefore will give a keynote address. Thereby followed by student-guided tours of 200 garden beds.
Since last March, HundrED and MUSE set out to discover ten innovations in K-12 that have the potential to increase sustainability in schools across the globe. Dubbed HundrED’s Spotlight on Sustainability, the research-based initiative shares impactful, scalable innovations that address educational solutions to overcome the growing environmental challenges facing the planet. Innovators evaluated by an advisory board and the ten chosen recipients selected based on impact, scalability and for addressing sustainability in education in a fresh way.
The ten innovators selected as part of HundrED’s Spotlight on Sustainability include:
Engineering Brightness, Colorado, United States – Most interestingly, 1.3 billion people suffer from unreliable electricity. So through creating lanterns, students gain confidence in engineering, electronics and philanthropy.
Global Children’s Designathon, Amsterdam, Netherlands Structured workshops for children to therefore invent, build and present self-devised solutions. Solutions all around most importantly Sustainable Development Goals.
Kids Can! Innovation Camp, Manila, Philippines – E+STEAM (Empathy+STEAM), design-thinking and passion-based learning aligned with Sustainable Development Goals.
Eco Schools, Copenhagen, Denmark – Encouraging young people to engage in their environment by allowing them opportunities to actively protect it.
Go! Global | ESD Expert Net, Berlin Germany – A growing virtual exchange program focused on sustainable actions in schools in Germany, India, Mexico, and South Africa.
Green Hope Foundation, Toronto, Canada – Children’s rights and environmental protection through education and partnerships around Sustainable Development Goals.
Yes to Taste, No to Waste, London, United Kingdom – Raises awareness of food waste, encouraging healthy and sustainable eating.
“The passion and ingenuity demonstrated by this group of sustainability champions is truly inspirational,” notes Suzy Amis Cameron, Co-founder of MUSE School and author of One Meal A Day. “It’s an honor to highlight their work and all the ways big and small they are leading by example to ensure a healthy and safe environment for future generations.” Spurred from her experience introducing kids to eat more climate-friendly food at MUSE School, Suzy is encouraging people everywhere to change their relationship with food by swapping at least one meal a day with something plant-based to help reduce the devastation that industrial animal agriculture has on the environment.
In conclusion and receiving recognition at the Sustainability Summit. The selected innovators will be featured in a compelling new video and included in the inaugural Sustainability in Education Report. One that promoting globally. The full report which release during the Summit. Finally it will show key findings and recommendations about the state of sustainability education trends, worldwide.
However and according to the report (not yet released), influencing change requires a multi-stakeholder approach. So all innovations selected as part of the Spotlight on Sustainability. Innovations identified by community engagement as a huge contributing factor towards success. These innovators realize the importance of not only educating children, but engaging with teachers, community members, parents, and local businesses to support. Support changes in perception, understanding and ultimately behavior. This also echoes a key finding from the Every Child to Flourish report published by HundrED, earlier this year.
Finnish based, HundrED.org is a not-for-profit organization that seeks and shares inspiring innovations in K-12 education. HundrED’s goal is to help improve education through encouraging pedagogically sound, ambitious innovations to spread across the world. Since 2016, HundrED has been conducting rigorous research to find and select 100 inspiring innovations of that year, annually. All of the insights and selected innovations documented, packaged and shared with educators around the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.hundred.org or follow us on Twitter.