The World Environmental Education Day is celebrated on 14 October.
40 years after the UN Conference in Tbilisi (Georgia).
From 14 to 26 October each year, schools, parks, environmental education centers, public institutions, associations, museums … aim to organise special events to highlight the importance of developing educational action to build transversal skills. To focus on the complexity of the challenges in a world where everything is ever more interconnected. To affect perception of the human relationship with the environment, to affect attitudes and therefore individual and collective behaviors. To make people awaring protagonists of a change towards more environmental friendly, more livable and more equitable societies.
On October 14, 1977, the United Nations Intergovernmental Conference on Environmental Education, organized by UNESCO and UNEP, opened in Tbilisi (Georgia’s capital), which ended on October 26 with a statement of great relevance, still today.
The Coordination of the World EE Day is taken care by the world-wide network of environmental educators who, each two years, give life to the main congress in that field (the WEEC, World Environmental Education Congress).
The celebrations of the fortieth anniversary of the 1977 Tbilisi Conference took place on 9 September in Vancouver at the WEEC World Congress.
Read the Appeal for a World Environmental Education Day_EN and support the campaign to exhort the UN, the leading institutions worldwide, all our colleagues, all citizens interested in a more sustainable and pleasant future to endorse and to spread our call to recognize and to celebrate every year, on October 14th, the World Environmental Education Day.
Read the Appeal in Franch – 14 octobre journée mondiale de l’éducation à l’environnement_FR
Read the Appeal in Greek – Appeal for a World Environmental Education Day-GR
Read the Appeal in Spanish – Llamamiento para el día Mundial de la Educación Ambiental_ES
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3 thoughts on “Support the campaign: the World Environmental Education Day”
I am a teacher in Iran. I work with students in grade 10 and 11 about global warming .
They have many ideas and work about projects about combat the climate change and global warming .
How can we join to international day of environmental education ?
Hallo, please, fill the form and share with us your event. What will you do for climate change at school? A lesson? A movie show? Another kind of presentation? We are looking forward to know it! https://weecnetwork.org/world-environmental-education-day-2018/