171 pages and 736 abstracts submitted in English, French and Spanish. 64 countries represented. Read More
The 9th WEEC (World Environmental Education Congress) will be held in Vancouver, Canada, September 9-15, 2017. The title of the Congress is CulturEnvironment: Weaving new connections. The Organizing Committee for the congress is BC’s Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) in cooperation with the WEEC Permanent Secretariat.
Hosted by SFU, the Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) is a collaborative of researchers and practitioners committed to high quality environmental and sustainability learning in British Columbia. Our members come from a variety of institutions including universities, colleges, school districts, community groups, non-profit organizations, and provincial and regional governments.
The organizing committee in 2017 will embrace different approaches in both the conceptualization and implementation of EE worldwide.
Our theme in 2017 is Culture/Environment. This focuses on the multidisciplinarity nature of the congress and a developing view that Culture and Environment are inseperable and may even arise from within each other. Such a theme of environmentalism underscores a need to abandon notions that everything is measurable or under human control. The real paradigm of environmental thinking is uncertainty in the ways forward vs. the idea that ‘progress’ is unavoidable. Cultural change is also the necessary condition/requirement to rebuild and reinvent our relation with nature and live sustainably. Therefore, with this call for papers we promote NETWORK/ACTION/COALITION.
WEEC 2017 (Vancouver) will be a congress of Cutural and Environmental mobilization.
The WEEC Permament Secretariat is honored to welcome the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, Gigla Augulashvili, at the 9th World Environmental Education Congress to be held on September 9-15, 2017, in Vancouver, BC,Canada. The next congress – Culturenvironment: Weaving new connections – will be the occasion to celebrate the 40th anniversary… Read More