Second level - Suggested Activity

Suggested Learning Framework

Sustainable Communities

Education, awareness and sustainable community initiatives will help local communities in the Sichuan Forest area reduce the environmental impact of their activities. This will ultimately help protect local habitats and wildlife. 

However, the communities of Sichuan Province are poor and they rely on the land to provide an income to help them survive. It's a very tricky balancing act and they are by no means the only communities impacting the global environment.

Ask pupils to research what a 'Sustainable Community' is and discuss some of the sustainable community initiatives that have been set up, not only in China, but around the globe.

See Background Notes - Sustainable Communities and also the Sustainable Communities website.