Montreal (Canada)
10-14 May 2009
The Earth, our common home
www.5weec.uqam.ca/

ORGANIZERS UQAM – Université du Québec à Montréal, Lakehead University, Ontario, Association québécoise pour la promotion de l’éducation relative à l’environnement (AQPERE), Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM).

THEMES Relationships between ecology and economy: the issue of sustainability; Questions of fairness in socio-ecological issues; Environmental health; Urban challenges; Ecologizing colleges and universities; School and community; Learning in society; Heritage interpretation; Indigenous knowledge and practices; Ethics, environmental thought and worldviews; Art: imagination, creativity and meaning ; Ecological identity

PARTICIPANTS 2200 from 106 diffeerent countries

ABSTRACT

The objectives were to promote the role environmental education plays in developing and enriching human identity and constructing  healtier individuals, communities, and societies. To highlight the contribution environmental education brings to social innovation by addressing socio-ecological issues and contributing to eco-development within all societies. To emphasize the role environmental education can play in public policy development, and how public policy can strengthen environmental education.