Newsletter January 2018

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Welcome to the first Eco-Schools newsletter in 2018!

Find our interview with our National Operator in Slovakia, Juraj Oravec!

Scroll down to download resources on SDG11: Sustainable Cities & Communities, and read about our new organisation in Ghana, the new Eco-Schools Themes in the USA, and the Volvo Ocean Race. Finally, watch the video about Eco-Schools activities in Malawi!

Enjoy reading, share the newsletter, and don't forget to tag @EcoSchoolsInt and @FEEEcoCampus 

Happy new year, and lead on Eco-Schools!

Bríd & Nicole

Interviews with Eco-Schools National Operators


Juraj Oravec
CEEV Živica (Slovakia)

City where organisation is based: Bratislava & Zvolen
Number of staff in the organisation/working on Eco-Schools: 25/5

A high point of the programme, hopes and visions

The Eco-Schools programme in Slovakia is mainly about participation at schools, by this I mean participation between teachers and children. Our educational system has a long way to go to become "European quality" so our programme is one of the important reforming tools to make our system better ... and this is my big challenge. Without educated children in a quality educational system, our country cannot educate better people.

Activities by CEEV Živica

We did a lot of things this year. For 321 schools we ran two grant calls, five side project programme advances, 13 teacher workshops in Eco-Schools Themes and we got huge support from the President of Slovak Republic, Andrej Kiska, at the last Eco-Schools ceremony. Right now we are working on an Eco-Schools Conference, Global Action Days in April, and Eco-Schools twinning. We are looking for partners to start FEE Eco Campus. Fingers crossed.

Read the full interview here.

Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG11 aims at making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. 

Find teaching materials and other educational resources here.


Center for Sustainable Transformation - our new organisation in Ghana! 

A major change for Eco-Schools Ghana in 2017 was that the member organisation has changed to Center for Sustainable Transformation. From 2018, our new member will be implementing all FEE programmes in Ghana.

Read their latest newsletter here.

Further information or requests can be directed to Board Chairman, Thomas Sayibo, at, or 

The Volvo Ocean Race educational materials

The Volvo Ocean Race supports teachers and students (aged 6-12 years) discover the excitement of sailing through the Volvo Ocean Race, the importance of the ocean and how ocean plastic pollution is damaging our blue planet.

Find out more information a lot of materials here.

National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Introduces Two New Pathways

With the arrival of the new school year, Eco-Schools USA introduced two new environmental focus areas, or pathways of sustainability.  The first new pathway is the WOW pathway or Watersheds, Oceans and Wetlands.

To celebrate the new pathways and to test drive the WOW pathway resources and audits, NWF’s Eco-Schools staff spent several days at Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Find out more about this and the other Themes here.

Eco-Schools activities in Malawi

A brief documentary our organisation in Kenya has produced about their partnership with schools in Malawi.

Watch here!
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