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Newsletter July 2019

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Flag: Finland on Facebook 3.1 Happy 20th Eco-Schools anniversary Finland! Flag: Finland on Facebook 3.1

Finland celebrates 20th anniversary of the Eco-Schools programme!

20 years ago, in May 1999, the first three green flags were raised in Helsinki, Finland. During the first year, the program started as a pilot in Eastern Helsinki, where 4 schools and 2 kindergartens joined it - half of them getting a green flag after the first year

In 2019, around 300 schools and kindergartens are involved in the programme in Finland.
Among these is also still one of the original participants, kindergarten Päiväkoti Neulanen, that has been on the Eco-Schools journey for the whole 20 years. 
Read the funny story about a free-standing drying rack and enjoy the words from their 20 years Eco-Schools journey
 
Hob’s Adventure - Hands-on Biodiversity.
A learning(from nature)-by-doing project.

Wonder how to educate children (and teachers) about natural environment harnessing existing technology?

"Hob’s Adventure - Hands-on Biodiversity" involves Estonia, Iceland, Latvia and Slovenia to create a network of educational experts and teachers that can generate new methods and ideas for integrating hands-on and digital learning into lessons. The goal is use the materials to direct children to learn skills that improve their academic achievements, increase their interest in nature and the environment and teach them social skills and digital competences relevant to their age.

The project will introduce children to the following topics through the overarching theme of the biodiversity of potted plants and outdoor environments: global citizenship, reasonable consumption of goods, diversity in nature, the needs of plants and animals, health and welfare. Learn how they are doing that and get inspired for your projects!

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Recycling Symbol on Apple iOS 5.1 Zero Waste in Mauritius Flag: Mauritius on Facebook 3.1

 

To celebrate the award of the Green Flag (for the second year in a row), Loreto College Curepipe started a Zero Waste Campaign aimed at reducing the waste as much as possible.

“As Presidents of the club we will not slacken the club's efforts into making our school a greener one. With dedication and hard work, we will walk into our previous club members' steps to maintain our status as an Eco-School."
Keep reading the words of the two young presidents.


 

🌱 Sustainable crops in India 


Fathima Central Senior Secondary School in Chennai awarded with The International Accrediting Authority (IAA) for Green clean Illuminating for Social cause. Shalika Banu was awarded as the "Best teacher for Social Cause in South India", among 2022 applications.

Shalika Banu is an ecoschools coordinator and her team is doing research in The Farmlit Cultivation, a cultivation where the soil is replaced by Coir peat and Vermicompost. 
Discover more about this incredible sustainable project watching the video!

 
 

What is cooking at Eco-Schools Global


The Eco-Schools National Operators meeting in Netherlands wil be organized from the 11th to 14th of November 2019.

Stay tuned for the updates!
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