Wye Valley Sculpture Garden

Education for Sustainable Development Conference

The Art of Sustainability

Dates :  20th September 2017


We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in our first conference set in the beautiful grounds of the Wye Valley Sculpture Garden on the banks of the River Wye in Tintern, Monmouthshire.



This conference considers how mainstream curricula in the UK and internationally may be reformed to more effectively accommodate sustainability goals – as outlined in the UN2030 agenda for sustainable development and more specifically Target 4.7 embedded within these goals (United Nations, 2015 :  Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Fully integrated curricula and different ways of knowledge transfer are important innovative areas demanding urgent attention for the success of sustainability education.


 Proposals for presentations are requested on the following themes:


  • Can new approaches to sustainability education such as Gaia Education systems : research-informed action programmes : and fully integrated curricula  (for schools and non-compulsory educational organisations)  inform and be informed by old ways of thinking ?


  • Can sustainability / environmental conscience be taught / learnt or is it innate? 


These themes are flexible and the conference is open to exploration of all aspects of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship particularly around : capacity building of educators, local community initiatives and supporting youth as agents of future thinking as means of progressing SD (UNESCO,2011).



Please send proposals of no more than 300 words in Word format to: TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com by 12pm on Wednesday 31st July.  


To book your place please fill in the downloaded registration form:
The Art of Sustainability Conference 2017 Registration Form


The conference is open to education professionals and also non-mainstream ESD providers and authors.


Authors of presentations will have the opportunity to contribute a final paper in the post-conference proceedings.


AOS September 2017 conf reg form

Conference Eats and Drinks (included in the fees)
Refreshments will be served during morning.


Here at the Wye Valley Sculpture Garden we are renowned for our catering. Food and its provenance are very important to us so ingredients are where possible sourced locally and from our own garden. A homemade buffet lunch will be served, the menu will be predominately vegetarian and we will be catering for a variety of dietary requirements. Please indicate of the booking form if you have any specific dietary requirements and we will do our best to meet you needs.

Please be aware that the grounds are on a slope with uneven surfaces.


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