Environmental studies help lay the foundation for students’ growing understanding and appreciation of the world around them. The prime purpose of environmental studies is to develop an awareness and reverence for the splendour, beauty, order and mystery of life, in all its manifestations. Conservation and protection of the environment, including recycling, are integral studies.
Steiner schools strongly value environmental responsibility and sustainable practices. This is evident, not only throughout the curriculum, but in all aspects of school management and the physical school environment. Schools use natural products as much as possible, for building and construction, for cleaning and student materials. Environmental studies are incorporated into many aspects of the Steiner curriculum, with specific focus in areas such as Geography, Science, Creative Arts and the Camps Program.