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2023 Youth Innovation Challenge

Fresh ideas for saving our seas

Do you have an innovative idea about how to protect marine life? Or tackle marine debris? Or help coastal communities adapt to the effects of climate change? GEEP is excited to announce its 2023 Youth Innovation Challenge: Saving Our Seas! In partnership with the Taiwan Ocean Conservation Administration (OCA), this year’s challenge provides an opportunity for young people ages 15–30 around the world to share their innovative solutions to protect marine resources and support people of all ages to be engaged stewards for marine conservation. We’re looking for solutions that are innovative, feasible, and informed by research. Winning solutions will receive global recognition and a $1,000 USD prize! 

Have a great idea? Follow the steps at this link

Crowdfunding for «Éducation relative à l’environnement» journal

Every month, several thousand people visit the «Éducation relative à l’environnement» journal website. These include researchers, students, community members and committed citizens, who keep abreast of the latest research and reflective practices in the field of environmental education. The magazine is free access, free of advertising and totally independent. It is free from any commercial or political influence. Its only current support is a grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture.

We are convinced that the degradation of our environments is one of the major challenges of this century. Environmental education plays a major role, by raising awareness of our relationship with the world and the spaces around us. Their integrity must be preserved. It is the driving force behind awareness and change on an individual, collective and even political scale.

To ensure the continued existence of the journal Éducation relative à l’environnement and the dissemination of French-language research in this fast-developing field, we need your help. Despite 25 years of recognition for its quality, the magazine is going through a difficult period and is in danger of disappearing.

Due to the many demands of today’s online scientific publishing world, editing work has taken on greater scope and requires greater commitment.

If ever there was a time to support this publication, it’s now.

Every contribution, large or small, secures its future. Even with just $10 Canadian, you can help ensure the continued production and distribution of Éducation relative à l’environnement Journal. It only takes a minute.

support the journal: https://fondation.uqam.ca/uqam-1/vos-idees-pour-luqam/education-relative-a-lenvironnement-revue-315

13th WEEC2026: the Call for bids is open!

Who will be the host of the 13th WEEC in 2026?

The Call for Bids to submit the application is open and the deadline to submit the application is 30th September 2022.

The Permanent Secretariat would like to remind you that only the public or private non-profit organizations (universities, foundations, associations, …) can apply the candidacy of their own country as the seat of the 13th WEEC in 2026.

The candidatures will be assessed mostly according to the following criteria:

1. Having preferably close relationships with the WEEC congresses and the Network in the past, and, in any case, joining the Network and endorsing its mission, vision and strategy.
2. Guaranteeing the quality of the contents and the cultural project of the Congress, in continuity and total agreement with the heritage and the spirit of previous Congresses and in close cooperation with the Permanent Secretariat that will supervise and co-chair the congress.
3. Designing the final call for the congress and the programme according to the guidelines and the advice of the Secretariat and the International Socio-Scientific Committee established by the Secretariat.
4. Demonstrating they have relevant experience in the field of environmental education.
5. Demonstrating they have adequate experience in organizing events at local, national, regional, and international levels.
6. Demonstrating they have adequate congress facilities.
7. Demonstrating they are skilled in creating networks at different levels and getting various institutions and organizations (national authorities, local institutions, Higher, Secondary and Primary education institutions, parks, museums, NGOs, mass media, etc.) to be involved in the organization and participation to the Congress.
8. Demonstrating their ability to ensure broad national and international participation at the Congress.
9. Engaging to strengthen the WEEC International Network, inter alia by allocating a budget for the network’s activities.
10. Demonstrating they can mobilize the necessary resources at the local and national level (and possibly at the regional and international level as well) to guarantee the financial sustainability of the Congress.
11. Demonstrating their commitment to contain the costs of participation to the Congress and facilitate the participation of people from disadvantaged countries or categories (e.g. young people and students), by reducing the costs of participation and overnight stays as much as possible.
12. Engaging to offer sponsorships to an adequate number of delegates from developing countries (if the bidder is in a developed country).
13. Guaranteeing the cultural diversity and facilitating participation, also thanks to the use of several languages as English, French and Spanish at least both for the web site and during the Congress.
14. Guaranteeing the ecological consistency of the Congress by taking every measure to minimize the ecological/carbon footprint of the event and assuring its socio and eco-sustainability both as venues and as other aspects (i.e. accommodation, social program outside, and so on).
15. Accepting the time schedule proposed by the Permanent Secretariat.

The winner will be assigned indicatively by 31st December 2022.
The official announcement of the 13th WEEC will be at 12th WEEC 2024 in Abu Dhabi, on 1st February 2024

Please ask for the official application form to: secretariat@weecnetwork.org
or download it here:

Call for bids_2026

WEEC 2026_application form

CALL: Environmental Education experiences at the time of COVID-19

As educators and environmental educators of the WEEC Network, having overcome these difficult months of lockdown, we feel more than ever the importance of dedicating a focus to teaching methodologies.

For this reason, we are launching a call addressed to all educators and environmental educators: we are looking for testimonials and stories on how the way of working and doing environmental education has changed and what strategies and tools have worked in this period.

Send us your testimony by August 31!

The objective is to activate a comparison on the good practices that emerged, on the methodologies adopted and on the feedback obtained. The testimonies and experiences collected will be shared in the next events of the WEEC Network 2020.

In environmental education, the relationship with nature and outdoor activities are fundamental. How to respond to the paradox that in recent months it has been necessary to do environmental education through a screen at home? Was the opportunity also taken for education in a new and truly interactive use of new technologies? And how can the relationship with nature “at a distance” be maintained?

FILL THE SURVEY: Call EA and covid-19


Water conservation and reuse: a key to a sustainable education

Water quality and quantity are very crucial for sustaining life in many parts of the world. In many parts of the world communities are suffering from water scarcity due to population growth, climate change and technological development.

Proposal for a round table session at 10WEEC by: Prof. Abidelfatah Nasser, Beitberl College of Education, Beitberl, Israel and WEEC Permanent Secretariat, WaterWeec Dept.

Presentation which will be discussed are in the area:

– Case studies to enhance the awareness and literacy
– Studies to determine level of awareness and attitudes
– Determine conception of the water cycle
– Studies to determine influence of intervention on changing the attitudes and awareness

Contacts: water@weecnetwork.org

Read here the Call Water proposal for roundtable session

10WEEC, New call: Place-based Approaches to Environmental Education

Environmental attitudes and knowledge have been shown to have very different effects on behavior change depending, among others, on geographic contextual factors (Braun, Cottrell & Dierkes, 2017). Place-based education (PBE) approaches not only promote greater awareness of local environments, culture and history, but they can engender the individual attachment to nature. It was shown by Orr (1994) and Kudryavtsev, et al (2012) that place attachment can help promoting pro-sustainable behavior.

However, the complex relationship between local, place-based approaches to environmental education and individual environmental behavior requires further attention. How to change individuals’ behavior and bring across positive learning outcomes remains unclear and is still a major challenge for governments, organizations and institutions worldwide (Gifford, 2011; Weber & Johnson, 2012; Whitmarsh, Lorenzoni & O’Neill, 2012).

Therefore, it is timely to evaluate how the field of environmental education could benefit from refining existent or develop new teaching approaches that more explicitly incorporate place-based scholarship to connect abstract and distant environmental problems (e.g. sea level rise or global temperature increase) to students’ everyday life.

The thematic cluster calls for papers that investigate place-informed aspects of formal and non-formal environmental education programs and how these can shape and are shaped by student learning. We invite presentation that are related, but not limited, to the following broad themes:
– PBE Curriculum Inclusion
– PBE and Pedagogy
– PBE and Community Involvement
– PBE Based Learning Outcomes

Call proposed by:
Roger C. BAARS – Senior Lecturer; Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Jane SINGER – Associate Professor; Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Contact: baars.rogercloud.6a@kyoto-u.ac.jp

An invitation to disseminate your research

The journal Education for the Environment: Regards – Recherches – Réflexions will host the proposals for articles from a paper presented at the World Environmental Education Congress. Recognized as a reference journal by the High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERE) in France, it is supported by the Center for Research in Education and Training related to environment and eco-citizenship (Centr’ERE of the University of Quebec in Montreal). It is also supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Society and Culture (FRQSC).

To submit your article proposal, you need to send the following information in a Word document:

A significant title (maximum of 15 words);
A summary of your article (maximum 250 words) accompanied by three main bibliographical references;
Your name and the name of your institution, research unit or home organization.

The management committee will be aware of the information provided and will ensure that your proposal is consistent with the guidelines of the journal. A notice will be sent to you within three weeks. If you receive a favorable opinion, you will be asked to write your article according to the publication guidelines. Your article will then be evaluated anonymously by three people.
The articles will be posted online in autumn 2020 on the journal’s website

For more information or to submit an article proposal: revue.ere@uqam.ca


La revue Éducation relative à l’environnement : Regards – Recherches – Réflexions accueillera les propositions d’article issues d’une communication présentée dans le cadre du Congrès mondial en éducation relative à l’environnement. Reconnue comme une revue référente par le Haut conseil de l’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur (HCERE) en France, elle est soutenue par le Centre de recherche en éducation et formation relatives à l’environnement et à l’écocitoyenneté (Centr’ERE de l’Université du Québec à Montréal). Elle a également l’appui du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH) et du Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture  (FRQSC).
Pour soumettre votre proposition d’article, il s’agit de nous acheminer les informations suivantes, dans un document Word :

Un titre significatif (maximum de 15 mots);
Un résumé de votre article (maximum 250 mots) accompagné de trois principales références bibliographiques;
Votre nom et le nom votre institution, unité de recherche ou organisation d’attache.

Le comité de direction prendra alors connaissance des informations transmises et s’assurera ainsi que votre proposition cadre avec les lignes directrices de la revue. Un avis vous sera envoyé dans les trois semaines suivantes. Si vous recevez un avis favorable, vous serez invité à rédiger votre article en respectant les directives de publication. Votre article sera alors évalué de façon anonyme par trois personnes.

Les articles reçus seront mis en ligne à l’automne 2020 sur le site de la revue

Pour plus d’information ou pour soumettre une proposition d’article: revue.ere@uqam.ca

Trees around literature: a call

“I’m interested in the particularity of each Tree – it’s ‘thisness’ (haecceitas)”, claims Canadian land-artist, photographer, and poet Marlene Creates, thus hinting both at the specificity of each singular tree and at the uniqueness of certain species at different latitudes. Literature, among other arts, such as film, photography, the fine arts, is one of those privileged terrains where Trees definitely enter our field of vision, our epistemic knowledge, our sensorial experience. In literary and artistic productions, Trees are ethically and aesthetically called into question (evoked, invoked, iconized, prized, iven attacked), with the aim to identify, describe, or allegorize their singularities and specificities, or to pay homage to their material, literal, cultural, ethnic, and symbolic meaning through a variety of textualities, including the new media.
Similarly, pioneering forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni reminds us that in order to be fully understood and appreciated Trees should be looked at in multiple ways, thus fostering the interplay of science and the humanities. Intertwining the symbolic with the personal, the scientific with the spiritual, the mythic with the functional, Nadkarni invites us to consider a Tree as axis mundi, an imaginary line that connects Earth and Sky, but also the individual with the communal. Trees, in fact, are at once single entities and part of a wider community and environment that secretly communicate with each other (Wohlleben 2016, Mancuso 2017) through their roots and a fungal network nicknamed Wood Wide Web.
Silently and invisibly, trees share information, register pain, learn things, and even protect themselves and each other to the point of becoming arboreal cybercrimes by hijacking the whole system and sabotaging their rivals. Finally, Trees are sites of naturecultural memory: their rings record generations of human and nonhuman encounters and narrations, together with their mutual interference in the shaping of our identities.

The aim of this one-day international and interdisciplinary colloquium is to  attract scholars, artists, experts in various fields to explore and assess the presence, value, and stance of Trees and Tree-like epistemic structures (arborescence vs ryzome, tree-shaped flows) in the Anthropocene.
It is intended that selected papers will be developed as chapters for an international publication.
Proposals from any discipline are invited and may address but are not limited to the following topics:
– Trees and their representations in literatures and the arts
– Metamorphoses of humans and non-humans into trees
– New (invented/fantastic) species vs extinctions of Trees
– Trees and identity, ethnicity, nationality

Equator Prize 2019, the call for nominations is open

The Equator Prize 2019 will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Each winning group will receive USD 10,000 and will be invited to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the United Nations General Assembly and the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York in September 2019, culminating in a high-level award ceremony at the beginning of Climate Week.

The Equator Prize 2019 will have a special focus on

–        initiatives that protect, restore or sustainably manage natural environments
–        initiatives that promote local models for climate-smart food and agricultural production systems
–        innovative ways to finance nature-based solutions for sustainable development and climate change

The nomination deadline will be 26 February 2019.
Nominations can be submitted in 8 languages. For further information and to nominate visit the website or contact prize@equatorinitiative.org

GEEP, A global call for Action

The Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) announces a global call for action for the field of environmental education (EE): Imagine a World. A global call for Action.
To achieve a positive, sustainable future  – that’s the goal of the campain –  we need to act now for environmental education, elevate our work as individuals and organizations, and increase our collective impact.
The GEEP is focused on building capacity for environmental education and sustainability around the world and using the power of education to help address global environmental and social problems. Its advisors are made up of researchers, policymakers, education practitioners, and others who represent government and non-governmental sectors from countries and regions around the world.
The GEEP believes that national and international professional networks are essential to ensuring the quality of education in, about, and for the environment in communities, nations, and regions.
This Call for Action is asking the international environmental education community to take stock of where we are as a field and think ahead to the future. It includes ten draft actions, crafted with input from GEEP leaders from around the world, and is designed to get input from educators working in this field about our key priorities for the next decade.
You can help shape the future agenda by explaing which actions are most important, what’s missing, etc? Visit ActNowForEE.org and cast your vote for your top three priorities. Your input will help create a global action plan for the next 10 years.

Watch the video and visit the site of the campain to help shape the future!