Newsletter December 2018

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Bring on the next 25 years! Image result for birthday cake emoji

At our 2018 Eco-Schools National Operators Meeting (NOM) in Cork, Ireland, we launched our 25th Anniversary (1994-2019) and came up with our responsibilities and engagements for the next 25 years! We signed the 25th Anniversary Declaration, which represents our commitment to growing from 68 countries to every country in the world. Helping and empowering young people to take positive actions for a sustainable future for all. 

“This declaration comes for the fact the Earth is facing many difficult and pressing issues, such as loss of biodiversity and climate change, so we want to reach every school with Education for Sustainable Development”, said Senior Director of Education at FEE, Pramod Kumar Sharma.

Find photos from the NOM here.

 'Positive Actions for the Sustainable Development Goals' launched!

On 21 November we launched a new publication explaining the importance of positive action in the Eco-Schools programme and the concept of handprint actions as behavioural outcomes to achieve each of the SDGs. The publication was launched by Adriana Valenzuela (UNFCCC), Lesley Jones (FEE President), Laura Hickey (FEE Board of Directors), Pramod Kumar Sharma (Senior Director of Education at FEE) and Michael John O'Mahony (Education Unit Director at An Taisce) at the Eco-Schools NOM.

The publication includes case stories from India, Northern Ireland & Madagascar, Uganda, USA and the multi-country EU project We Eat Responsibly. A big thanks to all the contributors! 
Download here


Education for Sustainable Development Excellence!

Reposted from The Bahamas Weekly

St. Anne’s School (SAS), Fox Hill Road, New Providence in the Bahamas was awarded its first Eco-Schools Green Flag Award on Monday 12 November 2018. The Green Flag Award is the highest award level that a school can achieve in the country for their work in Education for Sustainable Development.

SAS students continue to participate in efforts to lower the school’s energy costs and maintain a vegetable garden. “The best things in life are the ones that we keep alive. If we fix the planet that we live in, we won’t need to find another one”, said Carlysle Brown, Co-President SAS Eco Committee. Read more...

edX Course on Water: Addressing the Global Crisis

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Water is the source of all life. Without it, neither humans nor nature will survive. Yet lack of access to water is a rapidly growing problem and one of the world’s gravest risks. It is a global crisis. The water we have at our disposal is often too little, too much or too dirty. We must learn to manage it more wisely, fairly and sustainably to avoid a serious water crisis.

The SDG Academy and the Stockholm International Water Institute have come together to offer this MOOC on some of the most important water issues. What can we do to save the planet and ensure availability of water for all by 2030?
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What is cooking at Eco-Schools Global

Coming back from a successful meeting in Cork, Ireland, we're on full speed preparing the 2019 Eco-Schools action plan and our 25th Anniversary Video Campaign! Stay tuned for the guidelines!

We are cooking up a new project on Circular Economy to be piloted in 2019 and working on FEE's strategy on Research.

Three International Schools participating in the programme through our International Schools project in countries with no National Operator have just been awarded the Green Flag. Congratulations to Cousteau - the French International School of Vancouver, Canada, the International School of Brunei, Brunei and the International School Phnom Penh in Cambodia! 
Happy Holidays from the FEE Head Office! We are looking forward to celebrating 2019 with more world-class Sustainable Development actions! 

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