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Newsletter December 2020

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Winner of #EcoSchoolsStayActive
Theme: Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene

We are very excited to announce the winner of our first #EcoSchoolsStayActive  campaign, which encouraged students to create positive, action-based videos under the theme of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH)!
 
Eco-Schools National Operators were invited to assess the campaign entries and the video that received the highest total score was "Water doesn't fall from the sky" from Portugal. 23 students (aged 10-14) from Colégio dos Platanos worked together to create this informative and creative video. It will surely put a smile on your face! Huge congratulations! 
 
Thanks to all the Eco-Schools students who participated. To see more videos for the theme of WaSH, visit the Eco-Schools website.
 
Stay tuned for January when the next #StayActive theme will be launched in collaboration with UNESCO! 
"Water doesn't fall from the sky"
#EcoSchoolsStayActive Winner

Registration Open for
International Schools

In 2020, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) reviewed the structure for Internationals Schools in countries without a National Operator, which means that from now on the schools can run all three educational programmes; Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE), and Learning about Forests (LEAF).
 
You can register as an International school or renew your programme participation on our platform twice a year, 1 May–30 June & 15 December–31 January. Register here!

Calling Schools from Latvia and Slovenia for E-Space Design Challenge

FEE in partnership with Lucart Professional has launched E-SPACE (Eco-Schools Project Advancing Circular Economy) project. The project aims to prepare the younger generation with the knowledge of the Circular Economy (CE) and to empower them to take actions for advancing Circular Economy with a Design Challenge. Circular Economy is the sustainability concept of not producing any waste.
 
The campaign will motivate students to think like designers keeping in mind these points for products and services:
  • Optimize Use/Share
  • Product Life Extension
  • Upcycle and Recycle
Students can submit their ideas in Video format (max. 3 minutes) or Powerpoint presentation (max. 20 slides) by 22nd April 2021. Contact National Operators in Latvia and Slovenia for more info.

Read more about the campaign here.

22 Holiday Craft Ideas using Natural Materials for the Holiday Season

Pinecones, sticks, and even milkweed pods can make great holiday decorations. Working with natural materials helps students form deeper connections with the outside world. Infuse some holiday cheer into your lessons and make seasonal wreaths, ornaments, and other décor with these art projects using natural materials.

Check out all the ideas from Project Learning Tree here

INSPIRING STORIES

Flagman of school education in Ukraine joined Eco-Schools

Academy of Modern Education - a group of several school establishments - is the first establishment in Ukraine that joined the Eco-School Programmes in 2018.

Schools under this Academy work towards implementation of SDGs in their educative curriculums which include learning plans, even for the youngest students. This strategy became the basis of the whole Academy vision under the umbrella of its creator Kan Development.

Following Eco-Schools 7 steps strategy, some Academy schools like Primary School A+ (Початкова школа А+) and Gymnasium A+ situated in Kyiv decided to raise student’s awareness of current environmental issues in Kyiv megalopolis.

Read the full story here.

Over 100 participants joined the virtual
Eco-Schools National Operators Meeting

Thanks to all the National Operators and Eco-Schools team members for your dedication and efforts to making the programme a success!

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