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Newsletter March 2017

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Welcome to the Eco-Schools International newsletter for March 2017!

 


This month read the 'Educating for Sustainability' report, which includes case studies from sustainable campuses, and have a look at our CEO's presentation at the Green Campus Network Meeting in Ireland.

Scroll down to read our interview with Davida Morris, our National Operator in Bermuda, and check out the latest resources on SDG2 #ZeroHunger. 

You will also find information about Water Explorer, a project run in 11 countries to raise awareness on water saving. Finally, download the Global Citizenship Survey results on youth attitudes, behaviours and experiences - perhaps to understand the lives of those who "may conceivably live to see the 22nd century"!

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Lead on Eco-Schools!

Bríd & Nicole

Universities - 2017 ISCN Report: Educating for Sustainability


At the World Economic Forum, the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) in collaboration with the Global University Leader Forum (GULF) shared exemplary campus sustainability case studies provided by 30 of the world’s leading universities all focused on educating for sustainability. Read more...

View the press release and download the report
Via ISCN 

                                                                                                                                                                   

FEE's CEO at the Green-Campus Network Meeting in Ireland

 
FEE EcoCampus is an international award programme that guides all third level institutions on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of campus life. Read more...
 
On 2 February 2017, Daniel Schaffer, CEO of the Foundation for Environmental Education, spoke at the Green-Campus Network Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, hosted by An Taisce. Click above to play!

Interviews with National Operators

 

                


Davida Morris - Greenrock, Bermuda


City where organisation is based: Hamilton
Number of staff in the organisation/working on Eco-Schools: 2/1
 


A high point of the programme, hopes and visions


I’m new to the position, having only started September 1, 2016 so every target reached is a high point for me. 

I love the Eco-Schools programme; it’s flexibility makes it accessible to so many students. I was approached by a school on an island to help teach a science course using Eco-Schools as a foundation. The students in this course were not performing at the same level as their peers due to learning disorders such as dyslexia. By having the students create a school garden they are able to be more hands-on while learning about plants, farming, water systems and food production in general. Read more...

 

Activities by Greenrock


Since I’m still new there’s a lot I haven’t done as yet and there are a lot of things I’d like to do in the future which is exciting and fun. For Earth week I am planning an Eco-Schools Expo in the city of Hamilton. This is an opportunity for all Eco-Schools to showcase what they have been learning not only with other Eco-Schools but with the local community as well. It fulfils step 6 for everyone but it will be such a cool event for the students and the public as well.  Read the full interview!

Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger




Zero Hunger means increasing agricultural production and income of small farmers, especially women and indigenous peoples, respecting the environment, the biodiversity of each region and their own resources.
 
Find teaching materials, posters and lesson plans here

More news...

March is Water Month, time for action Water Explorers
 

Water Explorer encourages students aged 8-14 from 11 countries to take bold and powerful action to save our precious water through fun, interactive water saving Missions. (Schools are given grants. Our NOs are very pleased with this project.)
 
With over 2,000 teams, Water Explorer has had a huge impact over the last two years. Schools have managed to save an astonishing 1.7 million cubic meters of water – that’s enough to fill more than 600 Olympic-sized swimming pools! See www.waterexplorer.org for some great stories.
 
Via Water Explorer and WESSA, South Africa



Generation Z: Global Citizenship Survey

What the world’s young people think and feel is the biggest, most comprehensive up-to-date global survey of Generation Z – the teenagers and young adults who were born around the turn of the millennium.
 
Over 20,000 young people in 20 countries around the world were surveyed to create the first international comparative study of the attitudes of youth. The report draws on their attitudes, behaviours and experiences, in order to present a detailed overview of their wellbeing, hopes, and values. It looks like we are in good hands! Read more...
 
Download the report here.

Via Varkey Foundation

 

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