Newsletter February 2019

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Inviting Eco-Schools teachers to develop
Lesson Plans for positive actions 

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is inviting teachers from the Eco-Schools programme network, to develop and submit lesson plans that promote an action-oriented pedagogy about specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  • The teacher contributing to the best lesson plan amongst the submissions will be invited to the 25th Anniversary edition of the National Operators Meeting (NOM) to be held in the Netherlands. Tentative dates are between Sunday 24 November (arrival day) to Wednesday 27 November.
  • The teacher contributing the highest number of lesson plans that are published will also be invited.
  • The teachers, the school and the country will be acknowledged for contributing the lesson plans in an international publication by FEE.
Read more and submit your lesson plans here!

Eco-Schools USA is turning 10 years old!

It is exactly 10 years ago that National Wildlife Federation (NWF) became the host of the Eco-Schools USA programme. Starting with just one school in 2009, the programme now reaches over 5,300 schools and 3 million students. Students are learning science, acquire technology-related skills and engage in community problem-solving. 

"Participating in Eco-Schools results in so much more than cost savings, conservation of resources, or greening the school grounds. The Eco-Schools programme transforms the student experience and strengthens the school community in meaningful, long-lasting ways that extend far beyond the classroom walls", said Kim Martinez, National Operator of Eco-Schools USA. Read more here!


A collaborative project on clean energy in Dubai, UAE

Electric vehicles appear more and more in numbers but insufficient charging stations are causing problems. How can you charge an electric vehicle in a way that it is environmentally friendly and easily accessible, asked Amay Mahajan ( Grade 7), Rushiil Kiran (Grade 8) and Simar Singh (Grade 8). 

The group of students experimented with a prototype of a wireless mobile charger in technology class and proved, through a feasibility study, that a 20-minute driving in the solar road can charge the car’s battery by 30%  using a special wireless conduit and circuitry that can be installed in the electric car. Read more here...

National Eco-Schools seminar in Portugal 

On 18-19 January, Eco-Schools Portugal held a national seminar for teachers, on mutual learning and sharing among professionals in the area of Education for Sustainable Development.

José Archer, president of the Blue Flag Association (ABAE), which implements the Eco-Schools programme in Portugal, stressed that since its inception in Portugal, the programme has reached "varied generations of students who are now active and more aware citizens". He also praised "the commitment, hard work and dedication that teachers have put at the heart of the project since its inception." Read more here...

What is cooking at Eco-Schools Global

We're looking for our next Communications & Media intern, to join our international team this March! Find out more and apply here.

Created a page on our website to include Awards and Recognition our programme receives at the national level. Follow the page.

The 25th Anniversary Video Campaign Guidelines to be released soon, under the slogan 'I've got the power' ! Stay tuned!


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