What is environmental stewardship?
What does it mean to be a steward of the environment?
By definition, a steward manages responsibly and with great care. At Northern Edge Algonquin, an environmental steward is someone who thinks about the health of future generations when they act, someone who is always learning and doing their best to leave their surroundings in better shape then when they arrived.
This is a person who holds positive and peaceful relationships with both the people around them and the resources they use. Someone who has not only knowledge of the natural world and understanding what makes a healthy eco-system, but someone who strives to walk in balance with the rhythms of nature.
Resources on Environmental Stewardship
- Blue Planet Project: A global initiative to protect water
- Backyard Environmental Education: Resource recommended to us by students
- Council of Canadians: Citizens concerned about environmental issues
- David Suzuki Foundation
- Earth Day Canada
- Ecological Footprint Calculator: Estimate your impact on the environment
- Edible Forest Gardens: Creating Edible Landscapes
- Envirothon Competition
- Evergreen: Greening your school yard and community
- Green Learning Canada: Resources and lesson plans for educators
- National Geographic Green Living Guide
- Natural Resources Canada: Renewable Energy Network
- North American Native Plant Society: Preserving our native plants
- One Minute Carbon Footprint Calculator
- Permaculture Principals: Sustainable design for landscapes & communities
- Renewable Energy Canada: Students creating renewable energy
- Project Wild
- 100 Mile Diet: Local eating for global change
- Backyard Conservation
- Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard
- Flowers & Plants to attract birds & other wildlife