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Holistic Planning

Theme:
A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
C. Design
D. Growing food
E. Built environment and resource use
F. Social permaculture
Holistic planning (HP):
Eyes
Hands
Heart
Head
Age:
3-6
7-12

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
Using nature's gifts wisely Ways to use less: refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle Refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle personal items (bicycles, clothes).
Using nature's gifts wisely Ways to use less: refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle Make things instead of buying them (e.g. toothpaste, lip balm).
Using nature's gifts wisely Ways to use less: refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle Learn how much waste we produce and where it ends up.
Using nature's gifts wisely Ways to use less: refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle Learn what materials are used in different items, how the materials are made and how they can be recycled.
Using nature's gifts wisely Ways to use less: refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle Learn about alternatives to plastic packaging.
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Observe the impact of various ways of transport (steam trains [coal], traffic jams, horse and cart, etc).
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Use an "Eco footprint calculator" app to measure the environmental impact of different forms of travel over a given distance.
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Implement an active travel plan (to save fossil fuels).
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Celebrate as a whole school the number of days/distance travelled with lowest carbon footprint (compare using an app or other method).
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Learn about the benefits of active travel (cycling and walking etc.) and different alternatives to the car.
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Learn about eco-friendly ways of traveling and transportation.
Using nature's gifts wisely Finding solutions for sustainable living See examples of renewable energy resources (e.g. biochar gas, the making of biochar) and producing electricity from renewable resources (e.g. water).
Using nature's gifts wisely Finding solutions for sustainable living Visit a place where people are cultivating high biodiversity (e.g. permaculture farm) and a place where there is low biodiversity (e.g. a monoculture field).
Using nature's gifts wisely Finding solutions for sustainable living Cook local, organic food using a renewable resource (e.g. wood fire, solar cooker).
Using nature's gifts wisely Finding solutions for sustainable living Harvest and prepare a permaculture product e.g. basket, food, natural dyes.
Using nature's gifts wisely Finding solutions for sustainable living Making a song, drama or other creative expression to mobilize and inspire people to use sustainable solutions.
Using nature's gifts wisely Finding solutions for sustainable living Connect with people that are actively working for sustainability and environmental change through NGOs etc.
Using nature's gifts wisely Finding solutions for sustainable living Create a celebration of student's creative solutions for sustainability (e.g. a sustainability fair).
Using nature's gifts wisely Finding solutions for sustainable living Compare the different feelings and sensations that arise when you are in nature versus in urban/industrial areas.
Using nature's gifts wisely Finding solutions for sustainable living Learn how to save energy (in electricity, transport etc.)

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