Newsletter January 2019

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Happy New Year! 

24 January 2019 is the first International Day of Education! The Director-General of UNESCO in her message has reaffirmed that Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.

Eco-Schools is celebrating its 25 Years of excellence in the field of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development! The programme is contributing to ensuring that the environment is recognised as a critical element – the most important public good on which Quality of Life is dependent. We've strived to make our programme a globally well-established vehicle for positive actions, student engagement, and sustainability education through deep experiential learning to prepare generations of active citizens who take the public responsibility to not only conserve the environment but through their handprint reverse the challenges before humanity. The 25th Year Declaration of Eco-Schools pledges to reach every child with Education for Sustainable Development as an important Human Right.

Stay in touch for a year of meeting our champions on the ground and hearing their stories of continuing the legacy of the Eco-Schools programme built over the last 25 years. We are looking forward to a very productive year of positive actions by over 19 million students, campaigns, more publications and educational resources, testimonies and lots of inspiring images from Eco-Schools around the world!

Pramod Kumar Sharma and Nicole Andreou

The Litter Less Campaign making it on BBC 🎥

Watch the video from the litter pick organised in Leicester, UK, as part of the Litter Less Campaign supported by Wrigley Company Foundation! "There's no better way of understanding the problem of litter than by going out and picking it up. You can't fail to see the world slightly differently after you've done a litter pick", said Helen Bingham, Keep Britain Tidy.

Cycle to fight climate change on 12 February!

Every year, Thick Jumper Day calls everyone to fight against climate change. The campaign aims, through an annual theme, to introduce simple but structural ideas that can be applied all year round. This year, it focuses on sustainable transport! Hop on your bike or support the cyclists, and register your action via the online form


Course - Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action

Are you concerned about climate change? Would you like to learn how to address and respond to this challenge? If so, read more about this Climate Change course offered by the University of Michigan.

Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action is intended to help learners understand, address and respond to climate change as individuals and in partnership with their communities and political leaders. The course focuses on how to translate learning into action on climate change in the areas of food, energy, transportation and the built environment (cities). Read more and Enrol before 4 February!
Photo by The Climate Reality Project on Unsplash

Positive Actions on Plastic and E-Waste

Universal Thane School in India, has launched a campaign to collect plastic waste and e-waste at school, where students and parents bring their own lunch boxes and spoons to eat the food provided by the school canteen! 


What's your school's anti-waste solution? 

We are collecting best case studies to showcase on our website and our future Eco-Schools publications! Send us your story and get featured

What is cooking at Eco-Schools Global

Six chapters on Eco-Schools (globally and nationally) will be featured in the book ' The Green Schools Movement around the World', to be published by Springer in March 2019! 

We're working on the 25th Anniversary Video Campaign and how it will be incorporated with the upcoming Global Action Days in April 2019.

FEE is now on, a social networking website for academics, used to share papers, monitor their impact, and follow the research in a particular field .
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