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Newsletter December 2019

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Dear Eco-Schools friends,

Another exciting year has come to an end. THANK YOU, for your deep and constant engagement with our programme, the wonderful stories from your positive actions, your feedback, your insights and your true love and commitment to the family we call Eco-Schools.

We wish you a happy holiday break!
The Eco-Schools Global team

🌍 Children for Children Campaign

It is estimated that 70,000 people, including more than 18,000 children and teachers, have been severely affected by the recent Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. Twelve Eco-Schools on two islands, Grand Bahama and Abaco, suffered extensive damage or were destroyed.

To support children from our twelve affected Eco-Schools and to raise educational awareness on the increasing vulnerabilities to natural disasters from climate change, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has teamed up with our member in The Bahamas, Bahamas Reef Environmental Education Foundation (BREEF), to launch the
Children for Children campaign. Find out how you can help support the schools!

Lucart and Eco-Schools initiate E-SPACE!


Eco-Schools in Slovenia and Latvia are taking part in a two-year pilot project to prepare the younger generation with the knowledge of the Circular Economy and to empower them to take actions for advancing circular economy.

Eco-Schools Project for Advancing Circular Economy (E-SPACE) is a pilot being initiated in the Eco-Schools of Slovenia and Latvia with support from LUCART Professional. The pilot will run till the end of March 2021 and after there are plans to extend the E-SPACE to the Eco-Schools network of over 59,000 schools in 68 countries. Read more...

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Reduce Food Waste on Wednesdays!


Everyone knows Meatless Mondays, an international initiative promoting healthy eating habits, but how about Waste Wise Wednesdays?

In Australia, as part of the Alcoa Eco-Schools Warming, Waste, Watts, Water and Wildlife (W5) Project – funded by Alcoa Foundation –  the entire Medina Primary School is involved in Waste Wise Wednesdays, where students are encouraged to bring waste-wise lunches. This action has highlighted the importance of achieving waste reduction by taking daily actions in the school context. 

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Eco-School in Colombia against disposable cups!

At Colegio Anglo Colombiano teachers use a staff room, where they can also get a hot beverage, like coffee and tea. When new people start working at the school, they are all given a reusable cup for hot beverages. 

At the same time, the school had disposable cups available for staff, so if by any chance one forgot or lost their cup they could still have a drink. The Eco Committee started to follow-up on the consumption of disposable cups and discovered that the staff was using 2600 cups in just a week! This meant that on average a single employee was using about 18 cups in that same period. All this ended up being waste. Find out what the students did to change this!





FEE's relaunched Global Forest Fund is up and running, so remember to offset your travel emissions over the holiday season by contributing via the emissions calculator at www.gff.global! All FEE members are welcome to apply for project funding and can read more here!
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