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Newsletter February 2018

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Welcome to the Eco-Schools newsletter for February 2018!



Featured you will find our National Operator in Belgium (Flanders), Linda Van Meersche. Read the interview below!

Earlier this month we announced FEE Global Action Days on 20 April. Find out how to join our campaign and share your best stories. Scroll down to download materials on SDG12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, and read about the One Less Straw campaign, the WEEC Call for Best Practices on Ocean & Marine Education, download the SDGs game (truly brilliant!), and learn about #taipeirocks!

Enjoy reading and don't forget to share the newsletter with your network and tag us @EcoSchoolsInt @FEEEcoCampus

Lead on Eco-Schools!


Bríd & Nicole

Global Action Days - 20 April 2018

   

Global Action Days is a call for everyone around the world to actively share their actions towards being more sustainable in our modern world. The initiative aims to celebrate and showcase actions taken by FEE’s programme participants as well as like minded people around the world willing to contribute to a sustainable society. FEE also aims to take this opportunity to raise recognition of FEE and its programmes on a global scale.

When is it happening?

Drawing on actions which have taken place during the year, Global Action Days 2018 will take place from 16 to 22 April 2018. 20 April 2018 is the “booster day” when FEE Head Office will spend the whole day on promoting the initiative by sharing stories posted by the participants on social media platforms.
 

Who are the participants?

Everybody! People in and outside of the FEE network are welcome to participate in the Global Action Days.
 

Registration

Registration is required for the participants. The registration can be done on FEE website. Participants can also post their activities on FEE’s Global Action Days Facebook page

Interviews with Eco-Schools National Operators

        


Linda Van Meersche
MOS - Department of Environment (Belgium)


City where organisation is based: Brussels
Number of staff in the organisation/working on Eco-Schools: 23/19


A high point of the programme, hopes and visions


Dream: Bring Eco-Schools together internationally, so they can learn from each other.

High point: networking moments, and Green Flag Event in October.

 

Activities by MOS - Department of Environment


Teacher-training sessions, planning and organising the jury for future Eco-Schools, visiting schools with local coaches, organising network days, international programme, policy, etc.

Read the full interview here.

Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production

 
SDG12 encourages mindful consumption and production. Find teaching materials and other educational resources here.

MORE NEWS

Go Goals!

This Sustainable Development Goals game aims to help teach children around the world about the SDGs  in a simple and child-friendly way. Download the game here

OMG One Less Straw

Did you know that in United States, people use an estimated 500,000,000 plastic straws every single day? That is the equivalent to 1.6 straws for every man, woman and child living in this country every single day.  If you were to take an entire day's worth of plastic straws, they would fill up over 127 school busses. Sick isn't it?
 
In Nov of 2016, One More Generation founders Olivia (14) and her brother Carter (16) launched their global OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign in an effort to help clean up our environment and educate people on the harms of using single use plastic straws.

Read more about their amazing Campaign here.

What are #taipeirocks?

Taipei Rocks is a project that started at Taipei European School (TES) as part of their plan to become an official Green Flag Eco-School. Read more here.

Ocean & Marine Education Call for Best Practices

WEEC Network is investigating ongoing projects, experiences and tools related to ocean and marine education, inspired by the fact that 2018 marks the beginning of a new decade of action under the auspices of the UN "Water for Sustainable Development".

Who can join this? Anyone! Experts, Professors, Phd/Researchers, local centres, associations or practitioners, people from the civil society, citizens.

Send the name of the project (or tool), a short description and a website reference to water@weecnetwork.org

You can read more about this intitiative here  

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