The World Environmental Education Day.
The World Environmental Education Day was established on October 14th in order to celebrate the first intergovernmental conference on environmental education held in Tbilisi (Georgia) from October 14th to 26th 1977.
On October 14th, 1977, the United Nations Intergovernmental Conference on Environmental Education, organized by UNESCO and UNEP, opened in Tbilisi (Georgia’s capital), and ended on October 26th with a statement of great relevance still today.
Now, from October 10th to October 25th, 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 more and more interconnected; to affect perception of the human relationship with the environment, to affect attitudes and therefore individual and collective behaviors; to make people the aware protagonists of a change towards more environmentally friendly, livable and equitable societies.
The Coordination of the World EE Day is taken care of by the world-wide network of environmental educators who, every 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 September 9th 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 spread out our call to recognize and celebrate every year, on October 14th, the World Environmental Education Day.