Newsletter February 2020

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Flea market for Sustainability
Wat Bagna Nai Eco-School held a flea market to reduce waste. There, students set up stations from which to sell their belongings that they no longer needed such as clothes and toys.

The Eco Committee at the school found it problematic that many students throw away their personal belongings when they are no longer needed or used even though they still function. Focusing on the theme waste management, the Eco Committee decided to arrange a flea market, where the students could sell their personal belongings so they could be reused instead of thrown out. As many of the students come from middle or low incomes families, acquiring new clothes, toys, etc. for one’s children can be a costly matter for a family. A flea market was therefore also a great opportunity for people to buy cheaper products. Read more...

Oceans and cryosphere: new teacher guide

OCE published a new handbook

Office for Climate Education (OCE) was founded in 2018 to ensure that younger generations of today and tomorrow are educated about climate change. This year OCE's team, together with their scientific and educational partners, published a teacher handbook to support teachers in implementing a range of activities on climate change and the ocean and cryosphere in their classrooms. 

The new resource targets students aged 9 to 15 and it includes scientific and pedagogical overviews, lesson plans, activities, worksheets and links to external resources. The guidebook is promoting active pedagogies and is of interdisciplinary character, with lessons covering disciplines such as natural sciences, social sciences, arts and physical education. Download here.


VIS Global Action Day

In November 2019, Vienna International School (VIS) celebrated two important events: the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and joining schools around the world to engage in Global Action Day.

Since 2017, VIS has been part of the important mission to take action to meet the SDGs. The school has committed itself to provide education for sustainable development to the students in their journey to become responsible global citizens who adopt their lifestyles and way of thinking towards building a sustainable planet. Read more...

Launching Eco-Schools in Burundi

For over 10 years, IPSDI Burundi has been working to promote social well-being and fight poverty. The organisation uses a community-driven development approach based on grassroots participatory planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of interventions.

In 2019, IPSDI Burundi partnered with FEE to implement the Eco-Schools programme, and subsequently, in January 2020, six schools were selected for a pilot phase and were invited to an introductory workshop.

Welcome aboard, Burundi!

New Resource: January Issue of Everything Curriculum themed around Environment 
Read here

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