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Eco-Schools Newsletter July 2015
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Eco-Schools Programme

Newsletter (July 2015)

 
Dear National Operator,

Welcome to the Eco-Schools International newsletter for July 2015. 
 
In the Hello - Goodbye section joining us on board this month is
Chitra Venkatesh, from the Eco-Schools programme in Singapore.
Welcome, Chitra!

 
In the News section we have a 'walking flag' in Romania, an
infographic on the Green-Schools performance created by
Green-Schools Ireland. We have an update about Giles'
experience running across Africa, and also information on how to join The World's Largest Lesson campaign.

 
If you haven't already done so, follow FEE and Eco-Schools International on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and now Flickr, and share your stories through these channels - see buttons below. 

Any feedback or ideas on how to improve the newsletter are welcome.

Feel free to share this with anyone interested.

Enjoy reading and enjoy this sunny, cloudy, or rainy July.  Look forward to hearing from you.

Lead on Eco-Schools!

Bríd
New people on board!
 
HELLO... and welcome

CHITRA VENKATESH
Eco-Schools Singapore
NEWS...
The Green Flag 'walks' through the Coşoveni community

Students and teachers in Coşoveni, in Dolj District, Romania, took the Green Flag for a walk through the village, to mark the end of the school year.

The action displayed to the locals how the students have been involved in the wellbeing of the community throughout the year, by participating in ecological activities, planting  flowers and trees, and redecorating their school’s yard.

The village mayor walked with the children to show the support of the local authorities for the opinions and ideas of the students.

(Material provided by
Coordinator teacher CĂTĂLINA OŢET)
This infographic was created by Green-Schools Ireland to remind everyone about the benefits of the Green-Schools programme and the incredible achievements of schools in 2014-2015!
11 year old Giles Clarke set to make history

Take a look at this short video to learn more about The 20° South Run which is an expedition across the West and East coast of Africa, covering a total of 5,000 kms of rivers, elephant migration routes, and cultural and natural heritage sites. It aims at raising awareness on two major issues: water sustainability and the nearing extinction of the sub-Saharan African elephant. 

The Goodsport Trust team of Darren Clarke and Jon O’Hanlon, accompanied by Darren's 11 year-old son, Giles Clarke, are undertaking this monumental action. Giles, a WESSA Eco-Schools Ambassador, is also driving the Connect The Children campaign, encouraging  Eco-School projects and competitions, and sharing videos and stories from this experience with all the children in Eco-Schools in the 59 Eco-Schools countries.
 
To help Giles achieve his aim, email
 jon@goodsport.org.za to sign up for the newsletter which will be sent directly by Giles. 
Follow updates on the Run here or on Twitter @20DegreesS

                                    
The World's Largest Lesson (updated)
The World's Largest Lesson

On 25 September 2015, the United Nations will be announcing The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, including goals concerning education and the environment. 

The World's Largest Lesson has launched an educational resources collection campaign, so that children across the world can begin to contribute by whatever means possible. With the ambition of fostering global citizenship in schools, and supporting students' learning across a range of subject areas, the campaign will be offering a series of resources in different languages (for instance, lesson plans, a resource bank, access to submitted lesson plans and guidance on getting involved).

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development cover the themes of no poverty, global equality, good health, fresh water, no hunger, quality education, good jobs and economic growth, gender equality, justice and peace, energy for everyone, solid infrastructures, safe environments, sustainable living, protecting the planet, life below and above water, and global consciousness.  


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