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A range of Sustainability resources have been developed by Eco Innovators, in partnership with DATTA Vic, for teachers. We have gathered these, and other great resources for you to use in the classroom.



It's the little things

This is your Life Cycle 

Life Pscycle-ology


What is Eco Design

A3 sized posters that outline sustainability issues and questions - great for use with Years 9-12 students in their product design process (can be printed A4 size)

What is EcoDesign? - posters

Textiles and Fashion EcoDesign Quickguide download

Product Design EcoDesign Quickguide download

Intro to Sustainability
Use this simple PowerPoint presentation to introduce the main sustainability concepts to students, and prompt them to think of practical action they can take while designing and making


Resources available for sale through DATTA Vic - purchase form here

Designers on Sustainability interviews - DVD

4 designers interviewed, explaining their decision making on sustainability issues - great for VCE PD&T, but also good for Years 9-10

Design Play Cards

A pack of cards that describe design problems, strategies abd inspirations - can be used in a range of game activites for Years 7-12

The Good Design Guide

Visually exciting non-linear book for students to explore Sustainable Design issues and strategies - Years 7-12


Practical Action

A wide range of excellent teaching and learning resources can also be found at Practical Action (a UK sustainability organisation). Includes:

  • Sustainability starter activities
  • 6Rs and Sustainability terms
  • Design briefs and activities for Design and Technology areas
  • Evaluation tools - for students to evaluate the sustainability level of products (existing and their product designs)
  • Excellent Design and Technology sustainability publications that can be purchased on-line
  • Sustainable companies - links to UK companies that use sustainable practices in design and production


Why We Need To Think Differently About Sustainability

Leyla Acaroglu @ TEDx Melbourne 2013


Teachers on Sustainability Education using the Secret Life of Things

Thanks to the Department of Education and Training for providing support through their Strategic Partnership Projects Fund