Bringing Sustainable Happiness to Life
By Ashley Pilatic • June 4, 2016
I am currently teaching a graduate course in Education for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship for Cape Breton University’s Master in Education (Sustainability, Creativity, and Innovation). It is my great pleasure to share this digital curation piece with you that was posted by one of my grad students, Ashley Pilatic. (Catherine O’Brien)
“John and Cynthia’s actions have provided me with hope that there are people who are interested in and passionate about innovative and sustainable education. More importantly, conducting this research has developed a new item for my bucket list. I now want to attend one of the seven-day professional development sessions at the Green School Bali. I envision the professional development to be life changing for me personally and the future students in my classroom.” Ashley Pilatic
Excerpt: When deciding which social entrepreneur I was going to conduct further research on while reading chapter 5 [of Education for Sustainable Happiness and Well-Being], Entrepreneurial Mindset written by C. O’Brien, the Green School Bali caught my eye. It initially caught my eye because I have been meaning to conduct further research on green schools and the positive impacts that gardening and green spaces have on students. This understanding of green schools came from the short video that I watched in the first class of this program, Green Bronx Machine. Aside from this being an opportunity to research a topic that I am interested in, the Green School Bali caught my eye because Winnipeg does not have any LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) schools. The idea of children learning in a LEED school fascinates me. It fascinates me because I work within a school system that is very structured and has not evolved in many years. More importantly, the Green School caught my eye because it is much more than growing a garden within an urban setting. The Green School encompasses an unimaginable amount of creativity, innovation, and sustainability. Aside from the innovative and well being mindset that this school has embraced, I am also infatuated with the idea of the bamboo architecture.
Read the remainder of Ashley’s article at: https://stockholmdeclarationexamination.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/social-entrepreneur-inquiry-green-school-bali/