Sustainability Education is often referred to as Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which has been defined as: UNESCO, 2014. "Education for Sustainable Development allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. Education for Sustainable Development means, including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; for example, Pollution control, climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction, and sustainable consumption. It also requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behavior and take action for sustainable development. Education for Sustainable Development consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way. Education for Sustainable Development requires far-reaching changes in the way education is often practiced today." Pollution is the introduction of substances that contaminates natural environment and cause adverse changes. The addition of unwant¬ed material or energy in a particular environment in concentration greater than the normal renders the environment partially or wholly unfavorable for human life. Pollution control efforts by federal, State, regional, and municipal agencies and by industry have expanded tremendously within the past few years. That this increased effort is a reflection of elevated public understanding of the problem and rising public insistence upon action is inescapable. Through all media of mass communication, through the efforts of public service organizations, and through the actions and pronouncements of public officials at all levels of government, the popular desire for better control of pollution is being expressed with mounting frequency and increasing impact. This fact, in addition to generating an unprecedented expansion in control activity, requires that communication between the individuals and agencies responsible for air pollution control and the citizen, to whom this responsibility is owed, be open, comprehensive, and forthright. Any other response to the need for public information and education concerning the problem of pollution must in the long run seriously jeopardize the pollution control effort.
Dr. Devendra Kumar Chauhan "Education, Social Sustainability and Environmental Pollution" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 4 Issue 6 2020 Page 1-6
Dr. Devendra Kumar Chauhan "Education, Social Sustainability and Environmental Pollution" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 4(6)