The AuSSI approach to education for sustainability strongly encourages the involvement of the local community in school activities. For students to become active citizens and instigators of positive change in the future, they need an understanding of how to engage with local community groups and local government as well as experience in garnering community support.
AuSSI enables this learning and development through building communication skills and providing planning tools. Schools can benefit greatly from engaging with the local community, through developing improved relationships within local government and with local businesses, and can also influence these sectors significantly in positive ways.
The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) seeks to support schools and their communities to become sustainable