Students and lecturers from Edinburgh Stevenson College are working to create an environmentally sustainable future.

This Easter, students and lectures on the science and childcare courses will be travelling to Ceuta in North Africa to attend a Sustainable Solutions meeting. The meeting is being held as part of the Comenius School Partnership Project which is funded by European Commissions Lifelong Learning Programme.

The meeting is being held to develop models for environmental sustainability into the current education curriculum.

The Sustainable Solutions project, which began in August 2010, aims to encourage students to discuss issues of sustainability while investigating solutions to environmental issues.

This trip will be the second Stevenson College staff and students have made as part of the Sustainable Solutions Project. In February 2011 six students and three lecturers travelled to Rome the give presentations on their findings and the projects work so far.

Katie Lee, the European Development manager at Stevenson College spoke of the programmes importance.

She said, “This project provides excellent opportunities for students to experience new cultures meet new friends and examine ideas for sustainable solutions to environmental problems. At the same time, teaching staff from all project partners can consider innovative methods for embedding these issues and solutions into the curriculum.”

More Information on Stevenson Colleges work with the Sustainable Solutions Project can be found on the project’s website.